In which a former intern does me proud.
But the thing is, she’s probably NOT the 1%.
Being the 1% doesn’t mean you’re employed, or that you’re not completely underwater in debt. The average 1% makes almost one million dollars a year; you have to make at least $343,927 a year to be a part [reference]. That is their income. Not holdings, not liquid assets, not stocks: income, from a job and capital gains and whatnot. Having a job that pays you $150,000 a year or even having a trust fund that you could live off of means you still probably make $100,000 too few to be part of the 1%.
Look, the solidarity is good and important, but the vast majority of people who say “I am the 1%” aren’t. And that betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of what the OWS movement—and our current economy—is about.