The estimated population of the United States is 311,106,549
so each citizen's share of this debt is $46,893.43.
From David9176's 2010 thread:
· Percentage of U.S. total income in 1976 that went to the top 1% of American households: 8.9.
· Percentage in 2007: 23.5.
· Only other year since 1913 that the top 1 percent’s share was that high: 1928.
· Combined net worth of the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans in 2007: $1.5 trillion.
· Combined net worth of the poorest 50% of American households: $1.6 trillion.
In 1998, the top 1% of the US population had 38.1% of the nation's wealth.
In 2000, of the world's 100 largest economic entities, 51 were corporations and 49 were countries.
By 2007, the top 1% of US households had 42.7% of US financial wealth.
Wealth, Income, and Power
In the United States, …As of 2007, the top 1% of households (the upper class) owned 34.6% of all privately held wealth, and the next 19% (the managerial, professional, and small business stratum) had 50.5%, which means that just 20% of the people owned a remarkable 85%, leaving only 15% of the wealth for the bottom 80% (wage and salary workers). In terms of financial wealth (total net worth minus the value of one's home), the top 1% of households had an even greater share: 42.7%.
By 2020, US millionaire households are projected to have over $100 trillion in total.
…to further demonstrate how the global economy has now been completely rigged, Deloitte’s analysis predicated, based on current trends, that US millionaire households will see a 225 percent increase in wealth to $87.1 trillion by 2020. Accounting for wealth hidden in offshore accounts, they are projected to have over $100 trillion in total within the next decade.
Feel violated yet? 'Wanna talk about it?
Rape has been treated through history with silence. People find it difficult to talk about and the police and legal system find it equally difficult to deal with. Professionals often avoid rape cases because of the paraphernalia of the judiciary system.
Police used to tell women not to fight against rapists - they said that's how you got hurt.
Today, research shows that Forceful physical resistance is an extremely successful strategy.
The completed rape dropped to 14% when the rapist’s attempt was met with violent physical force. Striking was more successful than pushing or wrestling. Physical resistance also appeared to be more effective when assault occurred outdoor.
Women who used knives or guns in self-defence were raped less than 1% of the time. Defensive use of edged or projectile weapons reduced the rate of injury to statistical insignificance.
For the record: I do NOT advocate violence; I do NOT endorse rape.
THE REVITALIZED EUGENICS MOVEMENT AND THE FDA's ROLE
ARE CORPORATIONS "PEOPLE"?
Would a wealth cap save the global economy?
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