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WTF? China, Mexico and India??? [View all] Playinghardball Jun 2016 OP
Americans have never been known as the brightest inhabitants of Earth! And, RKP5637 Jun 2016 #1
Actually, we used to brag about our inventiveness, all the scientific awards we won, and tclambert Jun 2016 #23
All those accomplishments were lies... ileus Jun 2016 #25
Those accomplishments were true. Read "From Counterculture to Cyberculture" by Fred Turner. ancianita Jun 2016 #46
noPE...all lies, America is and always has been a dumb dump. ileus Jun 2016 #56
Man on the moon too? Fast Walker 52 Jun 2016 #82
Germans widely aided our space program after WWII notadmblnd Jun 2016 #129
Other nations have been viewed as "the best and the brightest" for a time as well.. whathehell Jun 2016 #122
Speak for yourself.. whathehell Jun 2016 #42
Oh, OK, I'll make a note of it. Thank you! ... that Americans are always clever voters! n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #51
Nice try whathehell Jun 2016 #121
This message was self-deleted by its author RKP5637 Jun 2016 #123
Bwahahahaha whathehell Jun 2016 #124
Yep, it was far too broad. I also took you off ignore. Your posts are always interesting. RKP5637 Jun 2016 #126
Always glad to be of assistance.. whathehell Jun 2016 #127
It is, it's very sincere. RKP5637 Jun 2016 #128
You're making my day here, RK.. whathehell Jun 2016 #131
Thanks!!! n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #132
Sad and Faux pas Jun 2016 #2
Couldn't agree more, and I foresee us being passed up by more countries. mrr303am Jun 2016 #44
NONSENSE, all of you. NONE of these countries passes us. Hortensis Jun 2016 #85
Table is correct. As a percentage of immense US wealth, share of middle class is small. George Eliot Jun 2016 #93
Ask Obama. Ask Hillary. Ask Warren. Ask Bernie. Hortensis Jun 2016 #95
Situation is a bit different from the 30s, isn't it? BlindTiresias Jun 2016 #114
Good points, but there was no "forcing" of the left Hortensis Jun 2016 #115
Of course they were forced BlindTiresias Jun 2016 #116
We seem to have different definitions of left, Hortensis Jun 2016 #117
The Democratic Party must decide. Do we really have to forego middle class and working class highprincipleswork Jun 2016 #3
She could. MisterFred Jun 2016 #12
A high-road view. Admirable. But don't hold your breath ... KPN Jun 2016 #13
I SO want to believe what her potential is, too. There is a Berner aboard her campaign, and ancianita Jun 2016 #47
Ask yourself 2 questions. How many times has Hillary talked about the disappearing Middle Class? Major Hogwash Jun 2016 #88
where do these numbers come from? Demonaut Jun 2016 #4
'The 2015 Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS)Global Wealth Report is now in its sixth year elleng Jun 2016 #5
What BS former9thward Jun 2016 #69
Yup, please see #67. Sad. n/t progree Jun 2016 #70
Thanks for the analysis behind that chart. I understand their thinking. George Eliot Jun 2016 #90
You're welcome, George Eliot. elleng Jun 2016 #107
The OP's numbers come from Column 2 of Table 2, p. 33 of Credit Suisse report progree Jun 2016 #72
What's the surprise? The republicans have been sucking money to the 1% of the 1% since Reagan and MariaThinks Jun 2016 #6
Seriously? Republicans did NOT have a lock on funneling money to the 1%... Raster Jun 2016 #10
When it comes to big $$$$$$'s R=D=I. n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #28
As have the Democrats actually. KPN Jun 2016 #14
Better Wake Up Urchin Jun 2016 #21
Well said!!! So many still just don't get how financially screwed most Americans are by R's and D's. RKP5637 Jun 2016 #29
Or they do "get it" i.e. they are complicit up to their eyeballs. n/t 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #38
True, there are many on the take and don 't want their gravey train upset. So sad and pathetic! n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #40
It's those on the take and ALSO Urchin Jun 2016 #108
I knew someone like that. They really have liberal ideas/feelings. I asked them why they vote RKP5637 Jun 2016 #110
There are a lot of people Urchin Jun 2016 #113
The vote in the Senate was 98-1, the House 362-57. George II Jun 2016 #50
If you're talking about Gramm-Leach-Bliley elljay Jun 2016 #57
I came across two different votes, one was 90-8 and the other was 98-1. Either way.... George II Jun 2016 #58
That's where the middle class jobs went and will continue to go. djean111 Jun 2016 #7
Globalization is of profits and lower wages. That! KPN Jun 2016 #16
it's been a bipartisan effort stupidicus Jun 2016 #8
Yep, and often dems are part of the problem too even when they know what's going on. RKP5637 Jun 2016 #30
Their middle class has been growing very quickly IronLionZion Jun 2016 #9
While ours has and is being fucked. KPN Jun 2016 #17
Other countries are growing their middle class faster than ours IronLionZion Jun 2016 #33
By getting industries that used to be based here. That Guy 888 Jun 2016 #36
And plenty of industries that were never based here IronLionZion Jun 2016 #39
The jobs they get based on their education investments are still jobs that used to be based here That Guy 888 Jun 2016 #48
With all respect, this really doesn't make any sense! The middle class has actually RKP5637 Jun 2016 #31
These wealth figures are not consistent with income. Their incomes are even more unequal than ours. pampango Jun 2016 #37
'MERKA! MynameisBlarney Jun 2016 #11
This message was self-deleted by its author LiberalArkie Jun 2016 #15
Isn't "merka" great... StarzGuy Jun 2016 #20
We're #21! We're #21! tclambert Jun 2016 #24
HA! MynameisBlarney Jun 2016 #35
😂😂😂😂 AgadorSparticus Jun 2016 #106
We are #1 libodem Jun 2016 #18
And that's in REAL numbers, not just as % of population. n/t 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #41
Free County libodem Jun 2016 #59
Tell me another one... 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #63
LOLOLOL libodem Jun 2016 #65
Spain and the Netherlands at the top? Sweden and Switzerland down with the US? Weird. n/t pampango Jun 2016 #19
Relatively many very, very very wealthy in Switzerland Ghost Dog Jun 2016 #54
Both Sweden and Switzerland have very good income distributions but wealth pampango Jun 2016 #61
The two biggest items of wealth are home ownership and shares of stock bhikkhu Jun 2016 #66
we're number something! we'er number something! Javaman Jun 2016 #22
Not sure I am surprised about this... yuiyoshida Jun 2016 #26
The US is going nowhere in the 21st century. Often the US gets a free pass because the RKP5637 Jun 2016 #32
It's okay. We're gonna have lots more wars. That'll make rich people even richer in the U.S. valerief Jun 2016 #27
That's the US's chief product. Wars, weapons, destruction, killing, maiming and rebuilding. RKP5637 Jun 2016 #34
Forty years of policies from neo cons on both sides of the aisle, and trade agreements truedelphi Jun 2016 #43
Just for reference, here's the Credit Suisse definition of middle class muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #45
Our policies are so slanted. udbcrzy2 Jun 2016 #49
How do they assess "middle class" in each of those countries? George II Jun 2016 #52
I'm sure that morally bankrupt former treasury secretary will bring out his bogus charts to refute Skwmom Jun 2016 #55
See #45 (nt) muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #76
It's virtually impossible to compare "middle class" from one country to another for many... George II Jun 2016 #97
If this is correct, they can run this for an ad in Nov. Start practicing President Trump. Skwmom Jun 2016 #53
How depressing! smirkymonkey Jun 2016 #60
I wonder what a chart of historical share of middle income wealth in U.S. as compared to the Skwmom Jun 2016 #62
Americans are told we are exceptional and believe it. George Eliot Jun 2016 #64
If you look at Table 2 p. 33 of the Credit Suisse Report, we look quite exceptional to me progree Jun 2016 #68
Difficult to understand. Does wealth include cost of housing which rose sharply in NW? George Eliot Jun 2016 #71
Good observations progree Jun 2016 #74
This message was self-deleted by its author George Eliot Jun 2016 #89
What a lie. Sad. And all the people who don't bother to check... progree Jun 2016 #67
Different analysts use different criteria. Per Credit Suisse, our middle class is smaller. George Eliot Jun 2016 #73
Please read post #67 again. I was criticizing this statement progree Jun 2016 #75
No, Credit Suisse does NOT say that our middle class is smaller progree Jun 2016 #77
At 37.7% of the country, the USA's middle class is pretty small muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #80
Agreed. I have never argued that the U.S. middle class's SHARE of the U.S. population or progree Jun 2016 #81
Credit Suisse does show smaller MC. If you are simply refuting OP, then OP chart is correct per CR S George Eliot Jun 2016 #87
Please see #102 eom progree Jun 2016 #103
Another interesting table - we barely edge out China in terms of number of people in the middle progree Jun 2016 #83
I would suggest that Table 1, p.32, with "proportion who are middle class or beyond" muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #78
I generally agree with your post -- I like the "middle class and beyond" metric progree Jun 2016 #79
This message was self-deleted by its author George Eliot Jun 2016 #84
This message was self-deleted by its author George Eliot Jun 2016 #86
Correction: per your table, the OP is correct. You moved to dollars. The table uses percentages. George Eliot Jun 2016 #91
I was NOT criticizing the bar chart in the OP but rather the text to the side of the bar chart progree Jun 2016 #102
Regardless of dollars, 37% Americans now enjoy 20% of the wealth of the country. Do you agree? George Eliot Jun 2016 #111
Looks like we're well on our way to winning the Race to the Bottom! Scuba Jun 2016 #92
I'm guessing you don't understand that graphic? Recursion Jun 2016 #94
Ding Ding Ding! You WIN MATH! Indydem Jun 2016 #96
No. As we long ago established, the middle classes in each country are as rich as each other muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #98
Source article: Triana Jun 2016 #99
The link for the source report is in #45 (nt) muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #100
And yet... Barack_America Jun 2016 #101
I think it's slightly more in Spain's case (nt) Recursion Jun 2016 #104
The U.S. doesn't share. I believe we're now an official arm of Saudi Arabia. nt valerief Jun 2016 #105
The captioning here is an outright lie. Donald Ian Rankin Jun 2016 #109
Please see #111. I've been trying to reckon with this. Do you agree? George Eliot Jun 2016 #112
Any graphic that includes any variant on "keep sleeping", "wake up", or "sheeple" NuclearDem Jun 2016 #118
... Recursion Jun 2016 #130
that's where our jobs are going Skittles Jun 2016 #119
That's American privilege talking The2ndWheel Jun 2016 #125
OMFG Skittles Jun 2016 #133
So here is the endgame of Capitalism TWROP or Those Who Run Our Planet know that not everyone Monk06 Jun 2016 #120
The middle class in the U.S. also has the highest total wealth in U.S. dollars at $16.85 trillion oberliner Jun 2016 #134
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