It’s been an interesting day for the Americans with all the money:
The New York Times reports that the US ranks at the bottom of industrialized countries when it comes to social mobility. Evidently this is most pronounced at the top and the bottom, where the rich protect their wealth, and the poor remain trapped.
Well fuck me and call me Susan. So much for the “American Dream.” Can’t say I’m so surprised.
But fear not: the MEGA-RICH are doing better than ever. According to another study, of the world’s richest 1%, Americans make up HALF.
I don’t know whether to cheer or stab myself in the neck.