Friday, May 23, 2008

Nation's Poorest 1% Now Controls Two-Thirds Of U.S. Soda Can Wealth

"WASHINGTON—A report on growing disparities in the concentration of U.S. aluminum-can wealth, released Tuesday by the Department of Commerce, revealed that 66 percent of the nation's recyclable assets are now held by the poorest 1 percent of the population.
According to the sobering report, the disproportionate distribution of soda-can wealth is greater than ever before, and has become one of the worst instances of economic inequality in the nation's history. Data showed that over-salvaging of cans by a small and elite group of can-horders has created a steadily growing and possibly unbridgeable gap between the rich and the mega-poor."


OpenID expatbrian said...


24/5/08 5:27 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

Great post.

expatbrian - would that be classic Coke?

24/5/08 7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "mega poor", I love it.

24/5/08 4:49 PM  

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