That Giant Sucking Sound…it’s the Oligarchs

The oligarchs are sucking dry America’s middle and working class, while the rest of us are being left to feed off of their crumbs.

Paul Buchheit, a professor of economic inequality at DePaul University, has written a brilliant piece, detailing just how large, and outrageous, the wealth gap between the oligarchs and the rest of America has become.

Let’s start off by looking at the Koch Brothers.

Each of the Koch brothers saw his investments grow by a staggering $6 billion last year, which, if you do the math, means that they each made about $3 million per hour last year, based on a 40-hour workweek.

Meanwhile, as Buchheit points out, the average restaurant server made just $2.13 per hour last year, less than one millionth of what the Koch brothers pulled in.

via That Giant Sucking Sound…it’s the Oligarchs.


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