Editor’s Pick. Written by Slappy Jones II.
Every now and then I come across an article or hear someone on the radio talking about the gap between the rich and the poor getting larger. They’ll typically throw out a stat saying something like “The economy grew X amount, and the top 1% saw 90% of that growth” (I just made up those numbers). Then they’ll mention that the CEO of whatever company earned $3 million last year and received a bonus in December, but Suzy Q’s salary at the deli didn’t change. It is a story that pulls at our emotions and makes many people shake their heads in disgust at the corporate greed and the disconnect between the super-rich and the vanishing middle class. However, my reaction is, “Who cares?”