Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Why Is It So?

Gas could fall 50% in 30 days if US Congress outlawed speculators. But they won't.

Bush's approval ratings are now down to 23%. But they still won't impeach the bastard.

Meanwhile, the rich are still getting richer:
According to a survey by Merrill Lynch and Capgemini, in 2007, the number of Australians with financial assets of at least $US1 million ($A1.05 million), excluding their home, rose 7.1 per cent to 172,000...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics put Australia's population at 21.181 million people at the end of 2007.

That means that about one in every 123 Australians is lucky enough to call themselves a millionaire, or a "high net worth individual (HNWI)", as they are technically called.

Global sharemarket turmoil ensured that growth in the number of Australia's rich in 2007 was lower than the 10.3 per cent recorded in 2006...

Not surprisingly the United States, which is the world's biggest economy, has the most rich people, with 3.03 million millionaires in 2007.

Across the entire globe, the number of HNWIs grew by 6.0 per cent to 10.1 million in 2007, compared to 8.3 per cent in 2006.
You say you want a revolu-u-u-tio-o-o-on, we-e-ell you know...
We'd all love to see the plan.