Immediately relevant to my last link, Business Insider put together an excellent slideshow showing exactly why you should be pissed off. Some crazy, crazy stuff in there:
So what does all this mean in terms of net worth? Well, for starters, it means that the top 1% of Americans own 42% of the financial wealth in this country. The top 5%, meanwhile, own nearly 70%.
What’s particularly scary is how many of the charts today look pretty similar to how they did around 1929.
(Via The Awl)