Saturday, February 18, 2012

The 1% and the 0.01%

1 per cent of US households control 42.7 per cent of the country's assets. With wealth, comes influence - 24.3 per cent of all political donations in the 2010 election cycle were made by 0.01 per cent of Americans.

According to the United Nations Children's Fund, the richest 20 per cent of the world’s population control 82.8 per cent of its income, while the poorest 20 per cent control just 1 per cent.

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