- Thursday, 27 October 2011
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Unless you've been living under a rock these last few weeks, you'll be aware of the 'Occupy' protests gathering momentum around the world. The guys in our Melbourne studio were caught up in the 'Occupy Melbourne' protest last Friday when the group made their way down Lygon St and setup directly out the front - see the pic here
One of the better executions we've seen in the way these groups are getting their message out there, comes from the States in this concept for 'Occupy George' . As the website states:
Money talks, but not loud enough for the 99%. By circulating dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics, Occupy George informs the public of America's daunting economic disparity one bill at a time. Because
money knowledge is power.
"Just 400 Americans control as much wealth as the bottom half of the entire country."
"The income growth disparity in America is wider than it was pre-Great Depression."
"In America, the average CEO earns 185 times more than the average worker."
"The richest 1% of Americans control over 1/3 of the wealth, leaving the bottom 80% with less than 1/5."
"Unless things change, it's safe to assume that our money will ultimately end up in the hands of the one percent."