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99 to 1

How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World
and What We Can Do About It

Introducing a new book on extreme wealth inequality…

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It

“…the primer for the 99 percent movement…” —Van Jones, President, Rebuild the Dream

“…a clear and incisive understanding of how we got here…” —Samantha Corbin, Occupy Wall Street

“…one of our premier experts on inequality.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of This Land is Their Land.

“…a powerful book…” —Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

“Read, absorb… and help spread the wealth!” —Jim Hightower, radio commentator, writer, and public speaker.

“…makes a compelling case for how we can work together…” —Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President and CEO

“…you must read this book…” —Barry Bluestone, Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

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Publication date: 4/2/2012
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
ISBN-13: 9781609945923

Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins

Book Description

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.

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