Joseph E. Stiglitz writes: "Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democracy, 1 percent of the people take nearly a quarter of the nation's income - an inequality even the wealthy will come to regret."
Tent cities of the homeless, like this one in Sacramento, California, are seeing an increase in population as the economy worsens, more people join the ranks of the unemployed and homes slip into foreclosure. (photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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