99 to 1

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Collins, Chuck Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2012 Audio summary available
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In 99 to 1, Chuck Collins describes how tax laws, government policies, and political infrastructure are designed to benefit the richest 1 percent of the U.S. population, often at the expense of the majority. For many Americans, the economic recession revealed the disparity between the top 1 percent, those individuals and corporations that hold the majority of the nation’s wealth, and the bottom 99 percent—everyone else. While the 99 percent struggled to keep their jobs and homes, the 1 percent was insulated from the worst of the fallout and possesses the political power to maintain the status quo. This inequality in wealth, power, and opportunity damages and undermines the well-being of education, housing, health care, and the environment.