Now you can vote on some of the most infamous members of the 1% — financial fraudsters, union-busters, weapons contractors, and more.
The Occupy movement has drawn attention to how too many in the 1% get to play by their own rules while exploiting the 99%. But who’s doing the most to damage our economy and democracy?
We at Brave New Foundation have launched a website where you can vote on some of the most infamous members of the 1% — financial fraudsters, union-busters, weapons contractors, and more. Then we’ll make a series of videos exposing the ones that you rank as the very worst. As our friends at Fox News might put it: We film. You decide.
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The top of the list of the 1%:
Bill Gates – Founder of Microsoft – His crime: he developed an operating system that took over the computing world, wrestling control from the old Cpm System. His company made it possible to have this conversation. Microsoft employs 92,000 people, however it is unfair to limit it to that number since there are countless add on businesses that would not exist today if it weren’t for Microsoft.
Warren Buffet – Berkshire Hathaway – investor, entrepreneur and all around bad guy who provides us damaging commercials like the Geico Gecko; and in total provides jobs (as of 2010) for 260,519 people.
Larry Ellison – Oracle – Cofounder and current CEO of a company that is the third largest software company in the world; after Microsoft and IBM: Oracle employs 108,429 people throughout its subsidiaries.
It is astonishing that while promoting the 99% this site can’t help but pull down the 1%! There is more damaged done by poorly thought out laws and regulations and government spending, than all of these one-percenters yet you focus on them, not the real problem – over reaching governmental intervention.