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  •  I sure wish there was a better phrase (6+ / 0-)

    ..than "income inequality" being used. "Concentration of wealth" doesn't roll off the tongue, but it's probably a better descriptor and doesn't lend the FOXbots an opening to start  screaming about Stalin or Mao.

    I want a brain surgeon to make more money than I do. He, or she - deserves it.

    What I don't want is to be impoverished due to trust-fund kiddies, or corrupt hedge-fund managers, controlling far to high a percentage of finite resources - and leaving the rest of us fighting and scrabbling just in order to survive.

    Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies, We were roaring drunk on petroleum -Kurt Vonnegut

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 09:56:29 AM PST

    •  Every aluminum can we buy (1+ / 0-)
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      costs 1/10 extra because of price manipulation. Our cable television costs 3x more than in Europe because of monopoly. We subsidize massively profitable oil companies owned by wealthy monarchs because they hire better lobbyists than we do.

      That's the inequality.

      I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

      by CFAmick on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 10:08:44 AM PST

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    •  We could call it what it is. (2+ / 0-)

      Greed. Pure and simple. We don't need clever phrases to describe the problems that the sociopaths in the 1% and their corrupt functionaries have been causing everyone else.

      It's greed. We have a greed problem.

      The Grand Bargain must be stopped at all costs to protect the 99%.

      by cybrestrike on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 01:22:45 PM PST

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