Sunday, July 26, 2009

Return of the Gilded Age*

"Here's a truism: The wealthiest 1 percent have never had it so good.

"According to government figures, 1 percenters' share of America's total income is the highest it's been since 1929, and their tax rates are the lowest they've faced in two decades."

Read David Sirota's column here.
* The term "Gilded Age" was coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner in their 1873 book, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today. It refers to a time known for extravagant displays of wealth and excess of America's upper-class


At 1:33 AM, Blogger Vox Populi said...

wow. He hit THAT on the head.

It is absolutely swinish. My direct approach perhaps why I will never be mark twain. L O L


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