slideshow for the 99%

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Wonky Bat Signal projected onto the side of the building under construction across the street from the UC Berkeley Labor Center.

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OCCUPY:

OCCUPY the WALL (across the) STREET

Data for the 99%:

Data for the 99%

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“For most Americans, the basic bargain that made this country great has eroded. Fewer and fewer of the folks who contributed to the success of our economy actually benefitted from that success. Those at the very top grew wealthier from their incomes and investments than ever before. But everyone else struggled with costs that were growing and paychecks that weren’t.” President Barak Obama, Osawatomie KS, December 6, 2011

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Source: Jared Bernstein http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/

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Cumulative growth in income for the top 1% compared to growth in wages, by education level, 1979-2007

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5,000 Americans were asked how they thought wealth was distributed in the U.S. Most thought that it’s more balanced than it actually is. Asked to choose their ideal distribution of wealth, 92% picked one that was even more equitable.

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“There it is again—the invisible hand of the marketplace giving us the finger.”

The not so invisible hand (share of income growth 1979-07):

The not so invisible hand (share of income growth 1979-07) 36.0% 59.9% Source: EPI analysis of Piketty & Saez IRS data 2009. Share of income growth 1979-2007 (the not so invisible hand)

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“We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Louis D. Brandeis

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Source: Sylvia Allegretto The Few, The Proud, The VERY Rich The wealth of six Waltons in the top 400 = that of the entire bottom 30% The wealth of the richest 400 people = that of the entire bottom 50%

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The Wrong Target: Public Sector Unions and State Budget Deficits State budget woes across the United States are due to bursting of the housing bubble and the great recession, not public sector workers and their unions. Government Employee Salaries, Wages and Benefits As Share of State Expenditures, 1992-2009

the jobs deficit:

the jobs deficit CA 2001 CA today! (as of Sept. ’11) -7.2% or -1.1 million CA 1990 US today (as of Sept. ’11) -4.8% or -6.6 million Source: Sylvia Allegretto’s analysis of Current Employment Statistics data.

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Unemployment Rates – November 2011 Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2011

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“Résumés over there.”

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The Coming Age of Retirement Insecurity Nearly half of California workers will retire in or near poverty if they retire at age 65. Research Volume: Meeting California’s Retirement Security Challenge

Retirement risk shift:

Retirement risk shift Source: Munnell, Alicia H., Golub-Sass, Francesca & Muldoon, Dan. 2009.   *Note: Data for 1986 is not available. The data were estimated using the midpoint between 1983 and 1989 downloaded from EPI. Defined contribution

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