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WSJ Defends Billionaire's Holocaust Comparison

Backlash just proves Tom Perkins' point: editorial

(Newser) - When billionaire Tom Perkins compared the plight of the 1% today to the plight of the Jews during the Holocaust, pretty much everyone seemed to disagree with him . But now the Wall Street Journal (home to Perkins' letter to the editor) jumps to Perkins' defense with an editorial claiming that... More »

Billionaire: America's 1% Facing Hate on Holocaust Level

Tom Perkins fears new Kristallnacht

(Newser) - A billionaire venture capitalist has sparked a furor with a worried letter to the Wall Street Journal . In the brief piece, Tom Perkins notes "the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany (and) its war on its 'one percent,' namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American... More »

Americans on Hard-working Rich: Admirable, Greedy

Oh, and more intelligent and less honest: Pew Research Center poll

(Newser) - Good news for the 1%: A little more than 40% of Americans think you are more intelligent and more hardworking than the average Joe, according to a new Pew Research Center poll . And if you worked hard to get your money, then 92% of middle-class Americans would describe you as... More »

6 Walmart Heirs Worth Same as Bottom 41% of US

Their combined worth is $89.5 billion

(Newser) - Who has more money: the six heirs to the Walmart fortune or the bottom 41.5% of all American families put together? Trick question—they're about the same. The Economic Policy Institute calculates that in 2010, six members of the Walton family were together worth $89.5 billion. That... More »

Stephen King: Raise My F***ing Taxes Already

The rich aren't going to pay up just to be nice

(Newser) - Stephen King is following Warren Buffett's lead with an op-ed begging to be taxed more—though King drops in a few more F-bombs in his very salty appeal. In "Tax Me, for F***'s Sake," the wealthy author offers his views on his fellow one-percenters: "The... More »

Majors That May Get You Into the 1%

Definitely consider pre-med

(Newser) - Want your kid to make it into the 1%? Then the New York Times ' Economix blog knows which majors you might want to steer him or her toward. In an analysis of census data, it found that the majors with the best chance of making it into that coveted... More »

It Only Takes $34K to Be Global One Percenter

Things are tougher elsewhere

(Newser) - Oh, this is rich. Many members of the 99% turn out to be one-percenters when incomes from all over the world are ranked. In fact, it takes an annual per-person income of $34,000—after taxes—to place an American in the global 1%, according to the book The Haves ... More »

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