Here's the thing. It doesn't really matter how much rich people own. It really doesn't. What matters is that there is a means for everyone else other than the rich to gain ownership of the things they need or want. And what's happening is, fewer and fewer people are controlling those means. And they aren't the best stewards, as was glaringly obvious in 2008. Their interests don't aline with the rest of ours. When they own the banks, and due to mismanagement, crash our entire economy, that's a problem. When they own the farms, and due to greed and further mismanagement, those farms close, that becomes a problem. When they own the stores and factories, and greed compels them to replace american workers with foreigners with no rights, or with robots, WITHOUT passing their savings from doing so onto the consumer, that becomes a MAJOR, CATASTROPHIC freaking problem.
I could give two ****s about how many ferrarris one rich guy owns. What I care about is, when he owns so much within our economy that I personally need, and when his treatment of those things makes MY life demonstrably harder or worse. The wealthy are stacking the deck, because they have the MEANS to. Through both major parties, they are killing anything even remotely resembling a free economy, that is, one in which the might CAN fall, to be replaced by the next guy in line.
ONE company owns about 50% of ALL of our potable water, and they are constantly buying more spring and aquafer land. ONE guy runs that company. If he runs that company into the ground, do you think failure will be an option?
ONE company controls the bulk of all agriculture in this country. Do you think that's OK?
ie the man is keeping me down by some hidden force that can't be seen or touched. yet they and all of the other evil rich people out there have this power.Also, there are PLENTY of rich people who have an affect on your life, personally....you're just not thinking broadly enough.