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99 to 1 by Chuck Collins

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8 The Sleeping 99 PercentGiant Wakes Up

A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies… . A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.—Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968)

A sleeping giant has awoken. After being told that there is nothing we can do to stop the greed, looting, and growing inequalities, the 99 percent now knows the world doesn’t have to be this way.

The global 1 percent has recovered; their wealth is largely intact and they are back at the speculative gaming table. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is reeling from deep unemployment, anxious employment, diminished wealth, and insecurity.1

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