. . . the poor get poorer
Hold onto your britches, folks, and prepare to exercise the left hemisphere of your brain. We’re diving headfirst into some numbers today.
Humorist Will Rogers had this to say about the relationship between the rich and the poor in America: “Sure must be a great consolation to the poor people who lost their stock in the late crash to know that it has fallen in the hands of Mr. Rockefeller, who will take care of it and see it has a good home and is never allowed to wander around unprotected again. There is one rule that works in every calamity. Be it pestilence, war, or famine, the rich get richer and poor get poorer. The poor even help arrange it.”
Just change the name of Rockefeller to Don Thompson, CEO of McDonald’s, to see that the picture has remained the same over the past decades. Thompson averages ...