Out of the 116 million households in America, two-thirds of
the nation's total income gains from 2002 to 2007 flowed to the top 1 percent
of U.S. households (or 1.2 million). Meanwhile, they have been handed over $700
billion in tax breaks. Check out this website to see a live count of the cost.
Last week, I attended a United for a Fair Economy
“Training of the Trainers” workshop in Baltimore. In one of my favorite activities, we participants brainstormed a list of the values, images, and ideas that we
envision for a just economy. We were then asked to come up with new “frames”
that capture the collective vision.