Sources from infographic: "Absurd Contradictions of Capitalism"

We're not making this stuff up

Fact: There are 22 Empty Homes for Every Homeless Person
18.4 Million Empty Homes (CNBC)
842,000 Homeless in a Given Week (National Coalition for the Homeless)

Fact: 50% Millionaires in Congress, 1% in country
Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Poverty Map, 2007-2010
Source: Stateline /Pew Center

Fact: 146 Million Poor or Near Poor (Half the U.S. Population)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
[Note: Yes, with a population of 311 million, 47% is the real number, but cut us some slack.]

Fact: Workers produce more than ever, but wages are STAGNANT
Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fact: The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of its prisoners
Source: ACLU

Facts on The Racist Criminal ‘Justice’ System

  • 1 in 15 Black men behind bars
  • 1 in 35 Latino men behind bars
  • 1 in 105 white men behind bars

Source: ACLU

Fact: How our tax dollars are spent
Source: Federal discretionary budget, calculated in billions (2012)

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