Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wealth Gap, Schmealth Gap

Here's three of many signs of the increasing chasm between the global rich and (increasingly) global poor:

1. Egypt's prosecutor general wants to freeze Mubarak's foreign assets.
Egyptian authorities so far have also sought freezes on the financial assets of a top businessman and former ruling-party official as well as four former cabinet ministers. All have been detained pending investigations. 
Scrutiny of the Mubarak family's wealth - speculation about its size ranges from $1 billion to $70 billion - intensified as his Feb. 11 departure opened the floodgates to three decades of pent-up anger at his regime.
2. Eight graphs of the shocking wealth distribution in the United States.

3. The 100-something dynasties and family enterprises that rule India like princely states.

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