Excellent opinion piece by Alan Feuer in the New York Times this weekend regarding global income inequality. Mr. Feuer writes about how some billionaires are coming out and discussing the need for change to a more equitable and sustainable system.
Sustainability can be viewed in many ways – environmental is what we typically see, but it also applies to business and economics. The system that we currently have where assets continually rise to a monied and powerful few is NOT sustainable. A system where everybody has true opportunity, regardless of their background is needed.
We talk a good game when it comes to opportunity here in the United States, but the reality is far from the rhetoric. We aren’t ready for an uprising yet…or are we?