Sunday, August 21, 2011

Facts about Wealth and Poverty

Three quick facts about wealth and poverty:

(1) The bottom 50% of Americans control 2.5% of the nation's wealth.
(2) The top 1% of Americans control 40% of the nation's wealth.
(3) Deuteronomy 15:11 says: "I command you to be openhanded toward your siblings and toward the poor and needy in your land."

Here's some more info:

And of course Jon Stewart shares some insights, too:

1 comment:

  1. This was a great presentation. I have often said about Stewart, if he can do this, why can't the news media? And why can't our Democratic leaders articulate these things? I think Jon Stewart should be the first comedian to get the Edward R Murrow award.