ilovecharts:

The top 1% captured 93% of the income gains in the first year of recovery

ilovecharts:

The top 1% captured 93% of the income gains in the first year of recovery

Reblogged 2 years ago from ilovecharts
131 notes
Top RBS bankster’s compensation in visual context

RBS boss Stephen Hester has accepted his bonus of £963,000 on top of his  annual salary of £1.2 million. RBS is 80% owned by the UK taxpayer.  This image represents his annual income as 2.2 million pixels, comparing  it in ‘income parade’ style with other taxpayer-employed workers.

Top RBS bankster’s compensation in visual context

RBS boss Stephen Hester has accepted his bonus of £963,000 on top of his annual salary of £1.2 million. RBS is 80% owned by the UK taxpayer. This image represents his annual income as 2.2 million pixels, comparing it in ‘income parade’ style with other taxpayer-employed workers.

Posted 2 years ago
18 notes
On FIRE: How the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Sector Drove the Growth of the Political One Percent of the One Percent

An analysis of campaign contribution records by the Sunlight Foundation  reveals that the number of donors in the FIRE sector giving at least  $10,000 (in 2010 dollars) per cycle to political candidates, parties,  and independent expenditure groups has increased from 1,091 in 1990 to  5,510 in 2010 (a 405% increase). These elite FIRE sector donors’  combined contributions have increased even more dramatically, growing by  $162.8 million (a 700% increase, controlling for inflation) to $178.2  million in 2010.

On FIRE: How the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Sector Drove the Growth of the Political One Percent of the One Percent

An analysis of campaign contribution records by the Sunlight Foundation reveals that the number of donors in the FIRE sector giving at least $10,000 (in 2010 dollars) per cycle to political candidates, parties, and independent expenditure groups has increased from 1,091 in 1990 to 5,510 in 2010 (a 405% increase). These elite FIRE sector donors’ combined contributions have increased even more dramatically, growing by $162.8 million (a 700% increase, controlling for inflation) to $178.2 million in 2010.

Posted 2 years ago
21 notes
 The Biggest Needs Of The ‘Occupy’ Demonstrators

The Occupy movement is in need. What that means, exactly, depends on where you look.

The Biggest Needs Of The ‘Occupy’ Demonstrators

The Occupy movement is in need. What that means, exactly, depends on where you look.

Posted 2 years ago
7 notes
The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

Explore the occupations and industries of the nation’s wealthiest households.

The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

Explore the occupations and industries of the nation’s wealthiest households.

Posted 2 years ago
38 notes
What percent you are in

Accompanying an article on the variations of the wealthiest one percent, The New York Times provides this interactive map to see what percent you’re in. Simply enter your household income and see how you compare in metropolitan areas with over 50,000 households.

What percent you are in

Accompanying an article on the variations of the wealthiest one percent, The New York Times provides this interactive map to see what percent you’re in. Simply enter your household income and see how you compare in metropolitan areas with over 50,000 households.

Posted 2 years ago
141 notes
The Political One Percent of the One Percent

In the 2010 election cycle, 26,783 individuals (or one in ten thousand  Americans) each contributed more than $10,000 to federal political campaigns.  Combined, these donors spent $774 million. That’s 24.3% of the total  from individuals to politicians, parties, PACs, and independent  expenditure groups. Together, they would fill only two-thirds of the  41,222 seats at Nationals Park the baseball field two miles from the  U.S. Capitol. When it comes to politics, they are The One Percent of the One Percent.

The Political One Percent of the One Percent

In the 2010 election cycle, 26,783 individuals (or one in ten thousand Americans) each contributed more than $10,000 to federal political campaigns. Combined, these donors spent $774 million. That’s 24.3% of the total from individuals to politicians, parties, PACs, and independent expenditure groups. Together, they would fill only two-thirds of the 41,222 seats at Nationals Park the baseball field two miles from the U.S. Capitol. When it comes to politics, they are The One Percent of the One Percent.

Posted 2 years ago
382 notes