99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It Paperback
"We are the 99%" is the rallying cry of millions of people involved in the "Occupy Wall Street" movement.
This is the first book to pull together in once place detailed information about the 1% and the 99% in all realms of society, the causes and consequences of this deep inequality, and what can be done about it.
The focus of the worldwide "Occupy" protests is creating a world that works for 99% of people and businesses, not just the richest and most powerful 1%.
But who are the 99%? Who are the 1%? How extensive and systemic is inequality in different areas of society?
What are its causes and consequence? How is inequality changing in our world? And what can be done about it? For many years Chuck Collins has been a top leader in studying, speaking about, and writing about these questions.
In this book he brings together in one place, for the first time, information that has been widely scattered in many different articles, reports, and websites.
He provides revealing and powerful information about inequality in all realms of today's world, including individual wealth and power, corporate wealth and power, media control, political influence, and other areas.
He then describes the functioning of the "Wall Street Inequality Machine" and describes how inequality wrecks everything we care about. And he tells how people and groups are pushing back against inequality and taking action to reduce inequality and create a world that works for the many and not just the few.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 168 pages
- Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
- Publication Date: 02/04/2012
- Category: Social issues & processes
- ISBN: 9781609945923