Expense Account, Mint
Why aren’t people out there on the street, burning a bus or something?” I’ve been asking this question for almost as long as it took me to absorb the fact that the generation going to be worse off than their parents, for the first time since the 1930s depression, seemed to be calmly living the crumbling American dream,watching a tiny group of rich incumbents feed off the system. One in six is poor in America. One per cent of the rich have a net worth more than the bottom 90% together. Real wages have remained almost stagnant while productivity has gone up. Worse, from 1985 to 2005, 80% of the wage increase went to the top 1% of population. No wonder more and more young people are living with their parents than ever before because they can’t afford housing and have no jobs or have low-paying jobs. “And you’re not angry?” I’ve been obsessively asking.