“Rather than double-down on the top-down economics that let a fortunate few play by their ownrules let’s embrace an economic patriotism that says we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people” – Barack Obama
“Men have to work and women to marry for money. It’s a dreadfully unjust world” —- Louisa May Alcott
“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service relationship to humanity” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
America today is looking more and more like a colonial economy, with a system increasingly tilted toward enriching the wealthy 1 percent — Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
“Just over half of the total value of inheritances went to the top 5 percent and 40 percent went to households in the next 45%” – Janet Yellen
“A man willing to work and unable to find work is perhaps the saddest sight that fortunes inequality exhibits under this sun” — Thomas Carlyle
“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice” — Nelson Mandela
“I believe it is wrong, in a country of such wealth and prosperity, to have 36 million Americans living in poverty.” — John Edwards
“Poverty arises and persists where corruption is endemic and enterprise is stifled, where basic fairness provided by the rule of law is absent” — Colin Powell
“When the rich makewar, it’s the poor that die -– Jean-Paul Sartre
“My major problem with the world is a problem of scarcity in the midst of plenty … of people starving while there are unused resources … people having skills which are not being used” — Milton Friedman
“American families cannot compete with billionaires. Our involvement in government should not be dependent on our bankaccount balances”
– Harry Reid