The 12 Cookies Joke

A CEO, a Tea Party member and public employee sit at a table, with 12 cookies on a plate. The CEO grabs 11 cookies and tells the Tea Party member, "You better watch him. He wants your cookie." The CEO took 11 out of 12 cookies. This isn't a question of what's fair. The CEO has the economic power to take 11 cookies, and he does. Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
4.6
by Dwight Rousu - Jul. 11, 2012

The parable of the cookies explains well our currently lost national moral stance. Well framed and stated.

For 99% of us, the average income gain was $80 for the year. The average gain for the richest 1% was $105,637 for the year. The average gain for households in the very richest 0.01% was 4.2 freakin’ million dollars that year.

It’s not enough to “make business succeed,” or to “compete in a global economy.” We need to finish the thought: “… and raise the standard of living for us and our children.”

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