Thursday, 27 October 2011

Occupy George, occupy your bills at home

Following the demonstration of the "indignados" in Spain, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations that is taking place in New York City based in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district. People are mainly protesting against
  • Social and economic inequality, 
  • corporate greed, 
  • corporate power and influence over government (particularly from the financial services sector), and of lobbyists.

The participants' slogan "We are the 99%" refers to income inequality in the United States between the top 1%, who control about 40% of the wealth, and the rest of the population.
A website Occupy George  invites people to write messages about the disproportion of the distribution of richness in the US society. Below you can find some examples in the way they used one dollar banknotes...
In America, the average CEO earns 185 times more than the average worker.

The income growth disparity in America is wider than it was
pre-Great Depression.

And What about the developing countries and emerging economies?
India with 53 billionaires can claim the 4th rank in the world in the number of billionaires after the US, Russia and Germany and being ahead of China, UK, Japan and France showing the Indian is taking steps heading towards the big shoes to become one of the world’s superpowers. Sunil Mittal, Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Azim Premzi, K. Birla and many more. Huge FDI inflow, high market competition, increasing support for entrepreneurs, mall culture, designer accessories are all showing the bright side of the coin. But what about the grim side? What about the side-effects of this westernization?
Today the wealth of the top 35 billionaires exceeds that of 800 million poor people who are mainly poor peasants, rural population and slum workers. Maybe people soon will be encouraged to circulate Gandhi's banknotes with these alarming statistics...

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