When I wrote recently in CNN Business that there should be fewer billionaires in the United States, it was nothing personal. The problem, as I wrote, isn’t a few individuals making money. It’s the whole system that allows their wealth to balloon, all at the expense of everything else we care about – including our democracy.

My colleague Sarah Gertler illustrated – literally – how this system works for us! Take a look and read the full article to learn more about the corrosive impact of billionaire wealth on our democracy.

Sarah Gertler is the Newman Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where she works on graphic design, social media, and communications. Chuck Collins is the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org.

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