THE WEALTH CHASM
Again I log some startling facts from a Molly Sklar piece recently published in "The Progressive Populist"
The new Forbes 400 list of richest Americans is billionaires only. The combined wealth of this 400 is a record breaking $1,250,000,000,000 -- that's one and a quarter TRILLION bucks. That's about the same amount as the combined wealth of half -- 57 million -- the American households.
In America 400 people split $1.25 TRILLION (12 zeros).
In American 47 million people have no health insurance.
In America 37 million people have incomes below the poverty line -- $9,973.
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