How Does The 1% Exploit America? Find Out In 1 Minute

Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don’t know exactly how the 1% does what it does. The mainstream media hasn’t explained it, and the 1% likes things that way.

That’s why we’ve created a new video series unmasking those in the 1% who are exploiting the 99%–name by name, fact by fact. Each short video–one minute apiece–lays out the truth about a different tycoon. These aren’t opinions; these are facts, condensed into bite-sized chunks. Occupy has already revealed the country’s widespread outrage at the 1%; now it’s time for the plutocracy’s dirty deeds to be common knowledge.

The best part? Brave New Foundation’s audience chose the people we’re highlighting. We solicited suggestions on nominees, narrowed them down to 30, and let our audience vote on which ones they thought deserved to be exposed. The new videos represent five of the top vote-getters, with more videos on the way for the rest. Here’s one:

Of course, the 1% would like to keep its activities shrouded in secrecy. Hiding behind complicated phraseology like “collateralized debt obligation” makes it hard for the public to bust you. But you don’t have to be a financier to understand how these guys operate. Our first set of videos gives it straight on Rob Walton of Walmart, Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, Pete Peterson of the Blackstone Group, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, and Rupert Murdoch of News Corp.

Little by little, the 99% is chipping away at the 1%’s power. Watch the video series to get the basics on how that power is being wielded.

6 Comments on "How Does The 1% Exploit America? Find Out In 1 Minute"

  1. Black March Boycott, protest ACTA do NOT buy Movies, Music or Video Games for the month of March.  spread the word……

    We are the 99er’s of the world and WE SHALL BE HEARD!!!!!!!!

  2. Is it really the 1%’s fault that the 99% follow them? Nobody said you had to believe in anything. Who among us really has the right to tell others what to do? Solve the authority problem, and be done with it. If you refuse to think for yourself, then expect others to think for you.

    • This has nothing to do with people thinking for themselves. This is about labor and wealth division.

  3. Paintslikebobross | Feb 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm |

    There you have it, folks: 21st century serfdom.  It has ALWAYS been the same tyrannical oppression since the advent of agriculture.  It’s just that we voluntarily accept nowadays.  I’m taking a divorce from this species–just like Carlin once did.  I can’t even get laid anyway.  You have to be a carefree drinker in order to get some tail–or Ned Flanders.  Fuck it.  Now back to typing scathing diatribes in various alternative websites’ comment boards.

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