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99 to 1 by Chuck Collins

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3 How the 1 Percent Rigsthe Rules of the Economy

A State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property.—Harold Laski (1893–1950)

How does the 1 percent use its power?

Within the 1 percent, there are people who use their economic and political power differently. In one respect, the 1 percent is not much different from the population at large in that only a small segment is engaged in politics and actively advocating on policy matters. Some in the 1 percent care about the 100 percent and work for a fair and sustainable economy. Others are rule fixers, focused on rigging government policies in their favor to get more wealth ...

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