Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited — Wibble

The perception, the ‘ideal’ and… the reality. If democracy had teeth, the 1% would be quaking in their boots instead of laughing all the way to the bank. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I reblogged a post by David Robertson that featured the above video, entitled ‘Wealth Inequality in America’. I’ve tried more […]

Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited — Wibble

I know we’ve all been put through the wringer over the last year or so and can’t add much to our already full plates, but this video is an eye-opener about the haves and the have-nots in the US.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. pendantry says:

    Thanks for the reblog, msjadeli! This information really deserves to reach a wider audience. The video on YouTube currently shows 23,662,786 views in eight years — that’s huge, but the message doesn’t appear to be getting across.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wow that is a lot of hits. I think many are just plain worn down, with no energy to do much.

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  2. Um… wealth is not a measurable commodity in the sense this represents, as it doesn’t take away from others as it grows. Wealth is more like a contagious laugh than a smorgasbord with only so much food. It can’t be measured as a work/ reward. Wealthy is one thing that can be endlessly created given a fertile environment. Since, most people were unaware of the measurement, perhaps, more people are happier with their own situations than the glaring jealousy of such a
    faulty comparison. Just sayin’

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Susan. I appreciate hearing another perspective on it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. memadtwo says:

    Not news…but as you say, we’re exhausted. Bandaids will not work. The system needs to be reconstructed completely. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yep. It’s a good video – I’ve seen this one before.

    Sad 😦

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Criminal even!

      Liked by 1 person

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