Welcome to the 1%! Yes, you who fought hard for the rights of the 99% are actually part of the 1%… how is this possible? Did you know that to be considered in the top 1% of the world, your household family income has to be above $34, 000… As a global university, had it ever…
“if you can survive here, you can survive anyone, and those who can’t get left behind… welcome to the world. “
Your lack of skill in writing aside, I’m sorry, but stats would need to be provided. Don’t just throw out a number, you lazy fuck. Here’s something I found:
Which states that the minimum (minimum - reminder: many, if not most are above that!) income to be considered the 1% is around $344,000. I think you left some numbers off. And, by the by, I don’t know anyone at NYU who isn’t loaning money from banks in order to do it. Some people value a great education in an even more splendid location and think that it’s worth something, although perhaps not $200,000 dollars in student loans. In fact, how am I ever going to be in the 1% with loans like that goddamnit!?
Point is, some of the most detrimental causes to our economy were those pesky NINA loans which provided people with mortgages for houses they simply could not afford. Does that imply that those people were apart of the 1%, too?
So I don’t know what you’re saying, really. Should we all have just forsaken college and worked at the Acme around the corner? Or, should we use what we’ve learned to try and better ourselves, the government, the economy, and the future for our children?
Also, I’m certainly not the 1%, but I will have my Starbucks coffee (and proudly, for that matter) because I enjoy working there before class. This movement isn’t about trying to destroy corporations; it’s about trying to lessen the income gap, attempting to keep corporations honest, and forcing the government to think about the People again since democracy was a cool idea and all. And fuck me and my opinions to hell: Starbucks should still exist, but their CEO’s should probably not get paid so much for making mediocre coffee.