Revisiting the 1-9-90 Rule

In the past four years it's become an annual event for me to discuss what I refer to as the "1-9-90 Rule." Some of the older columns are no longer available, but the gist of the rule is that society is broken into three distinct categories as measured by wealth: the top 1%, the next 9% below them, and then the bottom 90%. The 1% create the laws and systems for enforcing the laws they deem necessary. The next 9% are charged with enforcing those laws and the bottom 90% are required to abide by them.

There is nothing new in this theory; it's been a constant throughout human history regardless of political, governmental, economic or financial structures. The system works to maintain political, economic and social order only as long as the 9% self-identify with the 1% and not with the 90%. This order breaks down when the 9% begin to identify more closely with the 90% and begin to align their mandate with the 90%. If that happens, the system becomes a 1-99 model and revolution against the 1% begins....531 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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