Inequality is wreaking the world.
By Chuck Collins
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, $14.95, 168 pages
99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wreaking the World and What We Can Do About It sets out to answer a few key questions: How does inequality shape our society? How wide is it spread? What are inequality’s causes and outcomes? How could this situation be changed?
Anything is possible.
The facts really say it all. The upper 1 percent has more private wealth than the bottom 95 percent combined. In 2010, 25 of the largest U.S. corporations paid their CEO more than they paid in taxes. The pay gap between CEO and the average worker is 325 to 1. Although some from the 1 percent added their voices, saying “Tax me,” to the Occupy Movement, this is not enough.
Author Chuck Collins provides a mind-reeling amount of numbers and information that helps explain the 2010 economic collapse, the state of inequality, and offers options to win the struggle, in the long run, to the benefit of all. He calls for a reconstruction of the social structure and end to corporate greed. He inspires the reader to take action at their own level to create a world that works for all instead of the few.
Reviewed By Axie Barclay