Friday, October 14, 2011


NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 3:  Wall Street protest...Image by Getty Images via @daylife

The movement against corporate greed that started on Wall Street in New York City has come to Canada. 

Toronto and Vancouver are both bracing for massive protests on Saturday.


 Do we have the right to be criticizing the people at the top? 

The 1%.

The people who control most of the world's wealth.

After all, the guys who run the world's big corporations worked hard to get where they are.

Spent money on an education, spent long hours working their way up.

They deserve what they have. 


It depends on whether you believe there is anyone on this earth who deserves to be making
$16,826 an hour.

That's  what Michael Duke, the CEO of Wal Mart makes.*

$16,826 an hour.

 So what do you make?

*I found the salary info on Yellow Dog Granny's blog and looked up his salary.  He made $23 million during 2007.  Couldn't find anything more recent but I doubt his income has dropped. Thanks to YDG for doing the math on that one!

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

I liked the Fran Lebowitz quotation on Yellowdog Granny's blog where she said that no one EARNS that much money -- they STEAL it. Very true.

The Dancing Crone said...

True. I haven't read anything by Fran Lebowitz in years. So glad she hasn't lost her edge!