Is wealth inequality in America hurdling our nation toward civil unrest?
Is wealth inequality in America hurdling our nation toward civil
unrest? In a television interview this morning - former National
Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski warned that the growing wealth
imbalance in America - now reaching levels not seen since the Great
Depression - could lead to civil unrest in the streets. As the
middle-class in America falls deeper and deeper into desperation -
Brzezisnki said, "we're going to slide into intensified social
conflicts, social hostility, some forms of radicalism, there is just
going to be a sense that this is not a just society."
We have a society in which 400 people own more wealth that 150
million other Americans. We have a society in which 50% of all the
children in America will depend on food stamps at some point in their
life before they are 18 - and among African American children that
number is 90%.
We no longer live in a just society - and if Brzezinski is right - turbulent times could be ahead for America.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with an MBA in 1980, John went into the banking business from 1981-1991. John went into the gymnastics business with his wife, with whom he has two children, in 1992 and grew it enough (more...)