Beginning in 2009, a major recession swept across the United States with record numbers of American families finding their homes going into foreclosure and unemployment rates continuing to climb. Despite this dramatic downward slide in the economy, by 2010, the number of billionaires in America rose by 8%, and by 2011, with the economy continuing to struggle, the collective net worth of the Forbes 400 richest people in the United States increased from $1.37 trillion to $1.5 trillion.
Mr. Baker's book, "Greed in America: the Numbers Don't Lie", brings to light the true significance and inherent injustice of the disproportionate wealth that is possessed by a tiny fraction of our society. He accomplishes this by means of simple but indisputable mathematical computations that transform the practically incomprehensible abstraction of a "billion dollars" into concrete and easily comprehended terms.
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