Last year, several of the top hedge fund managers personally earned for themselves over $1 billion each. What sort of contribution did they make to society that justifies such enormous payments?
Economic inequality is staggering. A remarkable 76 percent of all of the wealth in the entire United States is owned by only the richest 10 percent of people. The top 1 percent of people own 35 percent of all the wealth. The bottom 80 percent of the population owns only about 10 percent of the wealth. The entire System is structured to favor these wealthy few.
It forces everyone else to work their lives away in unfulfilling jobs that they hate and that make them miserable. One survey shows that 80 percent of people hate their jobs, and another that only 13 percent of people actually like going to work.