Not just German bankers bailed out by taxpayers got a lot richer this year.
From CNN in the USA:
Forbes 400: The super-rich get richer
By Julianne Pepitone, staff reporter
September 22, 2010: 8:59 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The super-rich got even wealthier this year, despite the stumbling economy.
Forbes magazine released its annual list of the 400 richest Americans on Wednesday, and their combined net worth climbed 8% this year, to $1.37 trillion. Wealth rose for 217 members of the list, while 85 saw a decline.
According to Forbes magazine, the net worth of the 400 richest Americans increased by 8 percent in 2010, to $1.37 trillion: here.
Recession is far from over for many Americans: here.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid canceled plans to introduce and vote on a measure that would extend the tax cuts for households earning $250,000 or less, but allow the tax cuts to expire for those above that income level: here.
Americans’ Incomes Sank After Bush Tax Cuts: here.
World in Revolt: The Global Backlash Against Budget Cuts: here.