The focus of the worldwide Occupy protests is creating a world that works for 99% of people and businesses, not just the richest and most powerful 1%. But who are the 99%? Who are the 1%? How extensive and systemic is inequality in different areas of society? What are its causes and consequence? How is inequality changing in our world? And what can be done about it? For many years Chuck Collins has been a top leader in studying, speaking about, and writing about these questions. In this book he brings together in one place, for the first time, information that has been widely scattered in many different articles, reports, and websites. He provides revealing and powerful information about inequality in all realms of today’s world, including individual wealth and power, corporate wealth and power, media control, political influence, and other areas. He then describes the functioning of the Wall Street Inequality Machine and describes how inequality wrecks everything we care about. And he tells how people and groups are pushing back against inequality and taking action to reduce inequality and create a world that works for the many and not just the few. 99 to 1 offers "a clear and incisive understanding of how we got here," (Samantha Corbin, Occupy Wall Street) and "makes a compelling case for how we can work together." (Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President and CEO) Click here to watch an author video with Chuck Collins and come over to Longfellow Books Friday, Feb. 8th at 7:00pm to hear him read, answer questions and, of course, sign books. As always, Longfellow Books Meet the Author events are free and open to the public.
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