We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, July 31, 2011

How the Rich are Spending in 2011

Click here to access article from Economy Watch. 

The people at Citgroup were right about the growth of the rich and their opportunities to flaunt their riches. Those rich among my readers--I'm sure there are many--will be reassured that the world is their oyster and its time to start shopping for the right goodies and having the right credit card to show everyone that you've arrived in this world. Be sure to peruse their slide show to know what to buy!
They earn, they invest and they splurge. Only that they do so more ostentatiously and extravagantly. They are the ultra high net worth individuals....