With wealth comes power


“When I started to look at what we are doing—the numbers were so boggling. I did some long division to make it more understandable. It came down to every four to four-and-a-half days, there’s a million more of us on the planet. That just doesn’t seem like a sustainable figure, and that’s pretty much where we are unless we start to do something about it.”

A CONVERSATION WITH ALAN WEISMAN http://littlebrown.com/countdown.html



John Kerry: “The future… will be defined by the combination of stability and economic growth”




(Sky:)  Economic growth for whom?  Every four-and-a-half days, there’s 990,000 more of us who will see poverty in their lifetimes.


“The remaining 91.6 percent of humanity splits around 17 percent of the wealth.”

“The planet overall minted around 2 million new millionaires last year.”





“Taken together, the bottom half of the global population own less than 1 percent of total wealth. In sharp contrast, the richest 10 percent hold 86 percent of the world’s wealth, and the top 1 percent alone account for 46 percent of global assets.”