EU Election System in the UK

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The Wealth Share of Top 0.01% in the USA

0.01% own 11% (Source: See tweet)
0.99% own 29% (Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung 2019-04-19, p. 8, about Morris Pearl)
19% own 50% (Source: SZ…)
80% own 10% (Source: SZ…)

Inequality measures:
  Median: 87.5%
  Gini: 77.2%
  Plato: 79.7% (Pareto: 89.8%/10.2%)
  100%-SOEP: 87.1%
  Hoover: 70.0

This just gives a rough idea.

It Is Requisite That Great Numbers of People Should Be Ignorant

… in a free Nation where Slaves are not allow’d of, the surest Wealth consists in a Multitude of laborious Poor; for besides that they are the never-failing Nursery of Fleets and Armies, without them there could be no Enjoyment, and no Product of any Country could be valuable. To make the Society happy and People easy under the meanest Circumstances, it is requisite that great Numbers of them should be Ignorant as well as Poor. Knowledge both enlarges and multiplies our Desires, and the fewer things a Man wishes for, the more easily his Necessities may be supply’d.

Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees or Private Vices, Publick Benefits, 1714

 

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The UK’s Political System Just Couldn’t Cope with the Brexit

“Brexit Is Such an Affront Because It Is a Battle in a Culture War as Surely and Pointlessly as Trump’s Wall”

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Anger Direction and White Identity Expression