Not even the Mafia had such bold goals:
The 44th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) began Wednesday, bringing over 2,000 corporate executives, major investors, government leaders, central bankers and celebrities to the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos.
The annual celebration of wealth and avarice follows a bumper year for the world’s super-rich. Stock prices and corporate profits surged to new record highs, swelling the bank accounts and portfolios of the financial elite, even as austerity measures, wage cutting and layoffs slashed living standards and threw tens of millions more people into poverty.
On the eve of the forum, the British charity Oxfam released a study documenting the staggering growth of social inequality. Oxfam reported that the richest 85 individuals possess more wealth than the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population—3.5 billion people!
It's one of the most sickening statistics I have ever heard.
Medford (OR) School District teachers have voted to strike:
Medford teachers have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, leaders with the Medford Education Association announced after counting ballots cast this evening. The strike vote means the teachers could walk off their jobs after giving 10 days' notice, but when that notice will be given has not been announced.
About 95 percent of the union's 600 members were present for this evening's vote