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What the Left is saying about the rich is true

 
 
Reply Wed 24 Aug, 2011 06:59 am
From Wiki:

I have reasons to recall a traveling exhibit I saw at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1965. I remember it having been called the Johnson Collection.

Whether Johnson is from the descendants of Johnson & Johnson founder is not something I am certain of, however, John Seward Johnson, son of Robert Wood Johnson (of the Foundation fame), was an art collector.

Reading about Johnson led me to his great-nephew, a columnist for Vanity Fair and a documentary film maker.

This is from wiki: {JAmie} Johnson's latest project, The One Percent, had its premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival on April 29, 2006. The 80-minute feature discusses the challenges America faces as a society in which one percent of the people control nearly half the total wealth. The film features Robert Reich, Bill Gates Sr., Milton Friedman, and many others, coming from various socioeconomic strata, including residents of Chicago's Cabrini–Green housing project and Hurricane Katrina victims. When Johnson interviewed Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Friedman accused Johnson of advocating socialism and abruptly ended the interview.
Both Born Rich and The One Percent were promoted on Oprah Winfrey's television show. Johnson was showcased along with Nicole Buffett.
Currently Johnson writes a weekly column for Vanity Fair online entitled "The One Percent" on various perspectives, practices, and issues of the wealthy.

Here is a young man from the class -- the top 1% -- which has become so controversial lately due to the discovery of the enormous share of the wealth that it controls.

Milton Friedman's rude and ignorant behavior says it all.

So many people who are below the rarified heights recently came to the awareness of the fact that the 80% of the workforce has the same buying power it had in 1979, the year Jamie Johnson was born.

Johnson has been sued for his work and is handled gingerly by family, former classmates and friends.

"I think most wealthy people want to live with this myth of equal opportunity and equality in this country," he says. "I don't think they want to question their right to this wealth."

For more info on Jamie Johnson, see: http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120371859381786725-DY5mxQWks_hwxrc5QMaKsB8XWvk_20090222.html?mod=rss_free

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