"Money doesn't bring happiness, said the lowest class of 99" – Section8Investor
This book was different. It really changed my view on how I see things. How I see things in the hood, my bad, lower class community. Chuck Collins really broke it down to why the economy needs to serve the whole 100 percent and not just the top wealthy 1 percent. He also gave great key points on how it should happen through investing, tax fluctuation, and opposing that the working class be presented with better opportunities. It gave great insight on how money should be flowing throughout the economy and how the bottom 99% could benefit.
Throughout this book it was suggested that majority of the 1 percent were down to see changes (65%) but the others said, "Hell No".
Coming from the lowest of the lowest of the 99% I had to disagree with some of the teaching brought fourth from Mr. Chuck Collins. Me being from the lowest of the 99 percent I have seen firsthand how individuals would rather let the government take care of them than to wake up and put the most efforts in their goals and aspirations. The government actually makes more of us lazy from the bottom percentile because now we figure we don't have to work or have set goals, which is sad because we think we are getting over on "The Man" if I do say so. Welfare, childcare assistance programs (Head-start), Medicaid, HUD Housing, EBT, & etc are majority of the reasons the poor communities think it's okay to just sit around. I also thought growing up that these programs are meant to take ownership of our minds and control our moves, which I am right to some degree.
"If we don't understand the value of money and how it is suppose to work these programs will continue to consume us and destroy our communities. We will never have a chance of getting ahead and potentially be apart of the 1 percent." – Section8StrategicPlanning
Affirmative Action & Finances
In the book 99 to 1, Collins also spoke about raising the minimum wage for the American workers. I agree and disagree with this method. Majority of us in the bottom 99% don't understand the value of money so we intend to overspend. That reason alone will always leave us broker than before and thinking the answer is a raise and working two jobs, giving up all your time and energy to someone else's company. If giving a raise was the case we would still make very bad decisions with our wealth instead of investing and saving. I truly understand why those wealthy individuals who are apart of the 1% think creating jobs and funding new opportunities for the 99% think they have done enough. We as the 99% can't keep relying on the government or these higher officials to hold our hands. We have to learn, build, & create better communities for ourselves.
3 Needed Improvements amongst the 99%
1.) Wake Up the Living Poor
I do agree when Collins mentioned we need to wake and stop letting others control our emotions and wealth. Majority of us are sleep and that really needs to change. Just as the different parties fight for our rights to vote we need to fight for our freedom to be apart of economic decisions before they just sprout out of nowhere never fully understanding why. We need to understand how the economy works against us and around us. 99 is always greater to 1
2.) The Government isn't Superman
Sure the programs I mentioned above are great but that only teaches us how to be lazy and depend on the government. Like mentioned above, I watched so many people think they are getting over on the government by doing so. They actually thought getting over on government was the way of us but boy is the government laughing at the ignorant.
3.) Creating Valuable Opportunities
We need to start creating new jobs and taking finances more serious. We lack an education on wealth and that's a problem among the 99 percent. We spend way more than we make and think it's okay because we can easily work another 40 hours and struggle, which is mind blowing to someone like myself. This is why investing, real estate, and building your own business/platform is widely important, which was also stated by Mr. Collins throughout his book (99 to 1).
This book was well written and Collins did have great meaning behind his teachings. He provided many great ideas and expressed we have to come together as a whole and not be divided because wealth separately equally could potentially help us all. There are many people out in the world willing to help but the way laws and politicians are set up that challenge will be hard. Hope isn't enough we have to start taking action and Collins did express that intensively throughout this Marvelous Book. I would advise this be added to anyone's library at any moment.