A second gilded age?
Question: Is this the second gilded age?
David Patrick Columbia: The gilded age was a term that coined by Mark Twain. I think it might have been a novel that he wrote even. And it basically was referring to a very small part of the population – a tiny, tiny part of the population. The rich today are still a tiny, tiny part of the population, but their wealth is actually greater than it was proportionately, I believe, than it was then. I think that the term the “second gilded age” is now just another term that was coined by the mainstream media to explain something that is baffling.
Conducted on: October 29, 2007
A baffling gap in wealth.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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