So, the top two percent own something like 98% of the wealth and have for a while. (I'm just estimating the numbers, and writing fast, so I don't have time to get the actual numbers. They're close.)
The rest of us haven't seen any real growth in wages for years. The infrastructure is collapsing, government services are being suspended or modified, the middle class seems to be vanishing and now the top people are doing outrageous things they know they can get away with because they're almost a law unto themselves now. An example that touched me recently was the stupid F1 race through Baltimore. No one in the middle or working classes wanted it and we were all very, very inconvenienced by it, but the wealthy put it on anyway, because they knew there was really nothing we could do about it.
Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch is caught red-handed doing all sorts of unethical shenanigans. Will he pay for it? Unlikely. Instead, will they execute a guy who every person who can read believes is innocent of the crime for which he was convicted? Sure - and then the rich, like Ann Coulter, will make jokes about it.
Also - students can't get jobs although they're saddled with 100s of Ks of debt that is nondischargeable in bankruptcy, the bankruptcy law has been rewritten to make it harder for a middle class individual to file even if his debts were all due to a sudden catastrophic illness, but the banks and big corporations can always get money from the US government even while they export most of their jobs overseas.Interesting article clarifying some of my rant.
What do you think?