The latest way to spread the OWS list of grievances on our “daunting economic disparity” is Occupy George, stamping clean factoids, slogans and charts all over George Washington’s face. This campaign is highly DIY, with the site offering downloadable instructions — just use your printer and send the messages riding the greenbacks across the nation.
Occupy George’s five varieties:
Just 400 Americans control as much wealth as the bottom half of the entire country.
The income growth disparity in America is wider than it was pre-Great Depression.
In America, the average CEO earns 185 times more than the average worker.
The richest 1% of Americans control over 1/3 of the wealth, leaving the bottom 80% with less than 1/5.
Unless things change, it’s safe to assume that our money will ultimately end up in the hands of the one percent.
So appropriately meta. “Money talks” indeed: