A recent New York Times commentary (“America’s ‘primal scream’” by Nicholas Kristof) indicated, among other things:
“The 400 wealthiest Americans have a greater combined net worth than the bottom 150 million Americans.”
In other words, 400 people, or 4.75 large school buses full of people, are worth more than the 150 million people mentioned above. One hundred and fifty million, which is the combined populations of Wisconsin, Illinois, Alabama and all 27 states west of the Mississippi River, including Alaska and Hawaii. Also, 150 million people are equal to 1,785,714 loaded school buses (vs. the 4.75 buses mentioned above.)
What’s your perspective on this matter?
Dewell Timothy Crews