Where is Democracy to be found in a world where the three richest individuals have assets that exceed the combined GDP of 47 countries? A world where the richest 2% of global citizens "own" more than 51% of global assets? Ready for the best part? Capitalism ensures an already bad problem will only get worse. "The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) states that income inequality 'first started to rise in the late 70s and early 80s in America and Britain (and also in Israel)'. "The ratio between the average incomes of the top 5 per cent to the bottom 5 per cent in the world increased from 78:1 in 1988, to 114:1 in 1993..." "Stiglitz relays that from 1988 to 2008 people in the worlds top 1 per cent saw their incomes increase by 60 per cent, while those in the bottom 5 per cent had no change in their income. "In America, home to the 2008 recession, from 2009 to 2012, incomes of the top 1 per cent in America, many of which no doubt had a greedy hand in the causes of the meltdown, increased more than 31 per cent, while the incomes of the 99 per cent grew 0.4 per cent less than half a percentage point." Spotlight on Worldwide Inequality There are alternatives that don't require infinite "growth."