62 People Have More Wealth Than Half The World, Top 1% Have More Than Everyone Else

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Submitted by Claire Bernish via TheAntiMedia.org,

Just 62 individuals now hold the same amount of wealth as 3.6 billion people, the bottom half of the entire planet — a shocking statistic made even more alarming when considering as recently as 2010, that same half of all wealth was held by 388 people. Now, 80 billionaires collectively hold over $2 trillion, while the bottom half has lost $1 trillion of their wealth — in just five years.

A new report published Monday by Oxfam International — tellingly titled, An Economy For The 1% — reveals a number of jaw-dropping figures that illustrate the struggles resultant from such an exponential increase in the stratification of wealth. According to the study:

“The global inequality crisis is reaching new extremes. The richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Power and privilege is being used to skew the economic system to increase the gap between the richest and the rest. A global network of tax havens further enables the richest individuals to hide $7.6 trillion. The fight against poverty will not be won until the inequality crisis is tackled.”

In only five years, those 62 billionaires saw their wealth grow 44% — an increase of $542 billion — to a whopping $1.76 trillion. And, of course, the flip side of this concentration of money at the top meant “the wealth of the bottom half fell by just over a trillion dollars in the same period — a drop of 41%.” Half of all global wealth accrued just since the year 2000 ended up in the hands of the 1%, while the poorest half of the planet’s population split a meager 1% of that increase. In nearly 25 years, Oxfam further revealed, the income of the world’s poorest 10% has risen by less than a single cent per day — an increase of less than $3.00 each year.

On average, each adult belonging to the richest 1% on Earth has wealth totaling $1.7 million — a figure 300 times greater than the average held by 90% of people on the planet, “although for many people in the bottom 10 percent their wealth is zero or negative.”

But the poverty-fighting group doesn’t stop with simply listing figures; instead, Oxfam issued a scathing explanation of how such wealth and income disparities became reality.

“Far from trickling down, income and wealth are instead being sucked upwards at an alarming rate. Once there, an ever more elaborate system of tax havens and an industry of wealth managers ensures that it stays there, far from the reach of ordinary citizens and their governments. One recent estimate is that $7.6 trillion of individual wealth — more than the combined gross domestic product (GDP) of the U.K. and Germany — is currently held offshore […]

 

“Economic policy changes over the past 30 years — including deregulation, privatization, financial secrecy, and globalization, especially of finance — have supercharged the age-old ability of the rich and powerful to use their position to further concentrate their wealth […]

 

“A powerful example of an economic system that is rigged to work in the interests of the powerful is the global spider’s web of tax havens and the industry of tax avoidance, which has blossomed over recent decades. It has been given intellectual legitimacy by the dominant market fundamentalist world view that low taxes for rich individuals and companies are necessary to spur economic growth and are somehow good news for us all. The system is maintained by a highly paid, industrious bevy of professionals in the private banking, legal, accounting, and investment industries.”

Though there exist perfectly justifiable arguments for the elimination of taxation, in the meantime, these elites and über-rich individuals - and often their corporations - exploit the system for personal benefit in a way not possible for the rest of us. By throwing money into political campaigns, think tanks, lobbying firms, and other means of influence, the ultra-wealthy retain the ability to form policy by proxy. Both dark money and overt funding pressure politicians into legislating for the few. As Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently pointed out, “There’s this notion that the wealthy use their money to buy politicians; more accurately, it’s that they can buy policy, and specifically, tax policy.”

In fact, in an analysis of 200 top companies, including the World Economic Forum’s strategic partners, as well as picks from some of the world’s largest businesses, Oxfam found nine in ten “have a presence in at least one tax haven” — and with just 50 big banks managing the bulk of “offshore wealth,” havens are unbelievably lucrative. Tax avoidance, in creating strains on world governments’ ability to fund basic social programs — including those meant to aid society’s most vulnerable people — has been termed a “violation of international human rights law” by the International Bar Association.

One crucial finding in the report evidences the systemic disparity in pay between men and women around the globe — in particular, the “acceptability of paying women lower wages … cited as a key factor in increasing profitability.” Money-hungry companies avoid implementing vital fire and safety measures to eke out every possible ounce of profit. Employment of monopolies, intellectual property laws, and industry lobbyists further benefits the few at the expense of the majority.

“The current system did not come about by accident,” Oxfam’s report scolds. “[I]t is the result of deliberate policy choices, of our leaders listening to the 1% and their supporters rather than acting in the interests of the majority. It is time to reject this broken economic model.” Even further, Oxfam asserts, humanity can do better than this, we have the talent, the technology, and the imagination to build a much better world. We have the chance to build a more human economy, where the interests of the majority are put first.”

The question is, will we do it?

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FinMin's picture

Thanks, Capitalism.

Slomotrainwreck's picture

Where have you  been for the last 100 years?

BKbroiler's picture

Well communism is clearly the better path like Cuba, Venezula, etc. have proven. I'd say the most stark example is North and South Korea.

The Juggernaut's picture

@FinMin:  This article describes fascism you fucking idiot.

 

BKbroiler's picture

shut the fuck up donny.  

It does represent capitalism, and the bad side of capitalism is that wealth inevitably gets concentrated until there's some catastrophe that resets the process.  it's not a perfect system, but it's better than all the others we've tried.  We just happen to be living through the reset phase.

The Juggernaut's picture

Politicians do the work of the highest bidder instead of following the Constitution.  Its fascist not free enterprise capitalism.

 

 

 

BKbroiler's picture

That's called corruption, and it happens in any system.

The idea that some purely capitalist fantasy system you're envisioning would fix the world's ills is naive.  Wealth gets concentrated, shit happens, it gets redistributed, and the process reapeats.  You can't control it, only make the best of it.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

But the problem isn't capitalism. It's corruption. Human nature can't be eliminated but it's the corruption that poisons the fantasy.

The Juggernaut's picture

Fascism is called Fascism.  Corruption comes about when people are too lazy to stop it.  A chain of obedience.

potatobubble's picture

People aren't lazy. They're ignorant, but they're not willfully ignorant. 

People have no fucking idea what is even going on. They have no real idea why they're suffering more and more each year. 

The chain of obedience is not the peoples' fault - the establishment ensures that there is absolutely no way for the masses to mobilise and take over - revolution is virtually impossible in the tightly controlled technology world.

The one's whose duty it is to communicate to the population in their best interests makes sure to only broadcast lies.

People are fucking stupid - but they don't know what they don't know.

Mr. Universe's picture

I would say more than a few are willfully ignorant...something about when your paycheck depends on...however those may be counted on the other side.

I like to call this clustermuck a Corporatocracy.  The allowance of corporations to become "persons" is absurd and so is the stock market for that matter, did we really expect a level playing field for all?

beemasters's picture

If they had included the Rothchilds and Rockefellers, the figure would have increased to 7.1 Billion people.

Countrybunkererd's picture

There never has been a level playing field.  Those with the money/power will ALWAYS try to protect it at all costs to others, and those that join the club via some invention that everyone seems to "need" and can't imagine how they lived without it will do the same once in the small circle.  Same as it ever was and always will be.  If you take away that "incentive" why would anyone try to do anything inventive.  Look how hard it is to operate even a simple small business.

I don't disagree with you.  I think the absurdity is on both sides.  Look how many people spend 4-5 K a year for a phone they carry around.  That is a new car payment every month, and year without every getting more than a phone and data plan.  WTF?  Add to this that 3.8 billion people (half of the population according to this article) also live on less than 2K a year while some spend double that for a damn phone!  That same half also live in a home with dirt floors.  285 bucks to each person if we re-distribute that wealth does NOTHING to help anyone (except those doing the paperwork) get out of poverty.

Idaho potato head's picture

It's all about the goddamned dollar, soon to be seen (hopefully) for what it really is, a piece of ink and paper, backed by control freak fiends bent on destruction and/or enslavement of mankind.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Thanks a lot , QE. The people will be told blame capitalism, like this jackass. The worlds central banks have created trillions of dollars out of thin air, this inthe inevitable result of that. There was no way this wouldn't be the outcome. How is a central banking monopoly creating money and giving it to bank and their owners "capitalism"?

You can thank governments and central banks for this statistic. Are there greedy rich people who hurt rather than help the broader economy out there? Of course. The engine they use to bring this about are, drum roll please, central banks and government.

ack's picture

Treating a corporation like an individual is fine as long as the same rules apply to BOTH. But they don't. They set up EVERY system as heads we win; tails you lose. It's zero-sum and they set the rules to take it all. That's not capitalism...

BKbroiler's picture

I agree that capitalism isn't the problem, it's in fact the only reasonable way to organize an economy. The point here is that economies work in cycles, and every time we get into a down cycle you get a million geniuses with all the answers of how it could all have been avoided.  It can't.  Shit happens. Cyclically.

And Jugs, your poetic, defiant diatribes are super cool and all, but settle down. No one's even arguing with you. It's like, not even 11am dude.

potatobubble's picture

It's 5am of your tomorrow where I am, and I'm in the mood for an argument.

Yes, capitalism is the natural and most efficient way to organise an economy. But as a 'left libertarian' I beleive that the positives of capitalism can be arranged in a way that doesn't fuck the 99%'s asshole.

Political economics is not binary. You don't have to choose between capitalism and socialism. There is a harmony between allowing talented individuals earn success and wealth, whilst still ensuring that people's assholes don't get continually raped people! 

Capitalism isn't the problem, but it does compund the problem, and the problem is this: those who choose financial freedom for a select few over a standard of equality for all, will eventually get neither.

BKbroiler's picture

Nice to meet you.  I agree on some principles, but we're short on examples.

We could point to Germany and show how balanced, socially oriented capitalism can work, but nothing works in a vaccuum and most of the world is not Germany, a small country with a (until recently) small, homogenized population of educated people with hundreds of years of shared cultural heritage and responsibility.  Social welfare models depen on a feeling of shared responsibility.

People in general are a lazy bunch.  Capitalism has to be the rule and communism the exception, or at least an 80/20 mix, or these people will never drag their asses out of bed in the morning to get things done.

potatobubble's picture

Nice to meet you too Mr Broiler.

I honestly think that with the situation we have found ourselves in, we cannot look to the past for answers.

The human race only goes forward with innovation. With new ideas that solve current issues. I'm not talking about what Germany or any other nation has ever tried, I'm talking about adapting to the socio-politinomic environment of the 21st Century.

Social welfare models do not work for the very reason that they rely on shared responsibility. Government central planning does not work. Our political infrastructure and legal system is so dated that it is almost obsolete. 

We have to find new ways to ensure a certain standard of living - we can't just throw the idea out in the trash because nothing has worked yet. Given that logic we wouldn't have the electric motor etc because Faraday would have shot himself in the face before he finally figured it out

We will never find the solution to fixing our shitty future when we design our destiny using the textbooks of failed ideology

BKbroiler's picture

Well put, but I still think you're wrong.  

All of our failed ideologies have track records, at least.  We've put hundredes of mice through hundreds of mazes, and the one that got the cheese most of the time was capitalism.  So we should keep that as our basis, since that's how nature works as well. Ask a croccodile about his social welfare model and what he plans to do for the little guy.  

We can fantasize about new systems and ideologies, but the roads need paving, the schol bus driver needs their check... maintaining a state ain't cheap.  The last 5000 years of human social progress is not to be written off, but fine tuned.

DollarMenu's picture

All this fine tuning of various philosophies is a nice exercise but,

since the 'list' is calibrated to 62 people,

could we please have the names and their home addresses?  

Multiple homes could be listed under each name, as could business addresses.

 

Countrybunkererd's picture

Very well said BK.  Throwing the baby out with the bathwater is never a good option.  Controlling the "maintainers" of the state is a key issue here.  They have chosen not to salt the roads even when "slick" to save money...where oh where is it all going?  Progress, as you say, is built upon by everyone and ideologically taking the money from the wealthy and giving it to everyone else is not only crushing progress, it will only pay ONE car payment for every person in the world and result not only in ZERO economic gain it will destroy the system's progress.

Raging Debate's picture

Potato - I agree with all of it but your last point. Very few at the top suffer any consequence. If you have $5 m in real estate and renters paying for a roof to live you will never go broke. The cost of security increase which is an annoyance.

Pain does come as labor pretends to work for pretend pay. Nations go to war to redirect blame or steal resources. Its king of the hill with humanity. Ones best bet is lesrn how human nature works (and it is cyclical), hedge in for the nasty cycles and plant a few seeds in how to build better brakes after the destruction.

One can help in politicals by being on local boards, city councils, school boards. And if one is really ambitious and has hedged well go on to the next cycle of politics where necessity drives the need for real problem solving and innovation, not graft. 

 One get still hedge for war calamity fairly cheaply with beans, other basic supplies and a few luxuries like toilet smokes or booze to trade if and when supply chains break down. Hedgless Horseman has posted some links and I hope he keeps doing it. My hedges are a combination for either living in a wolrd like Naked and Afraid or temporary break down of supply chain (latter more likely). Have some cash and bullion too but if you didnt hedge already on that piece it is probably too late for most as this shakeout will take a year to two years. 

 What to invest in? Become a slumlord people will always need a roof over there head. Its a barbell economy so one can always do creme de la creme services for the rich. You can buy Business Plan pro for $100. How to Master the Art of Selling book for $40 (helps in all human communications too) and open a catering business for example, becoming good at social networking for advertising.

 Me and the woman want to hire a cleaning person as we both have back issues. Dont want to pay $50 an hour for Merry Maids but afraid to hire someone on Craigslist. You can build a site on Go Daddy for $15 a month. I have a business and new venture to keep me busy but if not I would start either a catering company, moving company or cleaning business where I could start cheap, write off all expenses, work from home and build a reputation for doing what I say and  earn trust (word of mouth). 

 Or if an underemployed coder open a business doing data hygiene by brushing up on SQL (tutorials are free online) and writing little apps to move around lots of data which at first can be done manually. There are hardly any competitors I see on Google doing this. Beats working at Starbucks or complaining all day. It is good people here spent time to educate and warn but broke philanthropists are very limited in what can be done to improve this world. 

 

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MadVladtheconquerer (not verified) Raging Debate Jan 19, 2016 2:34 PM

Nations go to war..."

Nations go to war over women like you;

its just a form of appreciation;

Strut, pout, put it out;

that's what you want from women:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F43j_Fbcfb0

 

Countrybunkererd's picture

YES!  Try to find a handyman... cleaning person (wife & I have issues as well) and so on.  Everyone was told they were "special" by the children of the boomers who's parents were told to be a corporate dictator, doctor, lawyer, or you have failed your parents.  Therefore we have NO specialty services anymore and all these "special" young people have found out they are exactly average and need meds to cope with life because everyone was expecting to be chief and very few attain it.  The foundation is shaking but the quake will end and human nature will never change their fundamentals.  Lawncare and specialty gardeners are millionaires because of the demand.  People need cleaners and handymen again.  Find out who YOU are not what your parents said you are and reinvent you for the future.

Raging Debate's picture

Still plenty of dough being a plumber or electrician also. My plumber just came and did 2 hours of work (suuposedly three but I knew he went to lunch). Parts were $85 bucks which I sure he marked up and labor $260. Two jobs a day like that, then you write everything off. Five hundred per day is $2,500 nearly tax free. 

 I am trying to get my RN fiancee to set up a home health business. Theres competition but nearly what I thought. So instead.of making $200k a year managing a schedule of nurses and books which she can do from home she works at a hospital for $30 an hour. Still decent pay but can be hard work. Tons of old snowbirds with real.dough that would rather have a nurse come over and pay than go to the hospital. Plus I would have an in to sell them other stuff :^) My only rule about business is the customer happy for what they pay for?

The Juggernaut's picture

Uber is a prime example how it destroy a state controlled service.  Medallions.

One4Liberty's picture

"...and the process repeats".  It appears that the conditions are ripe, in more than one hotspot of the world, for a reset or coup of some means, not necessarily a martial overthrow.  But it is coming, you can count on that.  Book Review of 1969 Classic "Coup D'Etat" Knowledge is Power - a timely post, n'est ca pas?

Temporalist's picture

Capitalism does not, has not and never will be the root cause of greed in humans.  Humans are dumb-ass selfish animals that can't see farther than their envious reach can grasp.  If humans "evolved" from monkeys/apes they've actually devolved because even apes have morality.

sschu's picture

even apes have morality

Please describe the "apes morality", what is its basis and foundation?  Where did the morality come from?

sschu

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Apes are immoral. Just the fact that they don't regularly shower says it all.

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MadVladtheconquerer (not verified) MANvsMACHINE Jan 19, 2016 2:02 PM

Let's ask Jethro even though he is a chimp.

Lebensphilosoph's picture

WHere did it come from?

 

From some stupid chimp-glorifying Animal Planet documentary showing that apes have some societal rules and show signs of some kind of "empathy", to stretch the meaning of that word. That is, before the apes ripped each other up, ate each others babies and threw faeces at the filmmakers, after which they went back to their daily lives without thinking anything of it.

Lebensphilosoph's picture

A moral act is one made by a free agent who, with a knowledge of good and evil, chooses one or the other by the light of his reason, either the good because it is good, or the evil despite that it is evil. An ape, being neither a free agent nor a being endowed with reason and having no understanding of the ideas of good and evil, can no more act morally than can a small child.

The fact that apes have instinctive and acquired norms of behaviour, dictated by biology or society, or that they can be trained by humans to behave in ways that can be characterised as "good" is not sufficient to establish "morality". Not even an alleged ability to empathise on some level would do that.

xavi1951's picture

SO WHAT!  If it were 20 people or 1,000, I say good for them.  I am sick of people accusing the rich of being evil.  They are successful!  That's all there is to it. 

MountainMan02's picture

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.  Matthew 19:24

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children.
And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

Dubaibanker's picture

It is important to note that 650 million people globally have been brought out from poverty since 1981 and 500 million of those are from China alone.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/business/finance/Wealthy-elites-play-by-dif...

The number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen by 650 million since 1981, even though the global population grew by 2 billion in that time, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Much of this change has been because of the rise of China, which alone accounted for half a billion people moving out of extreme poverty.

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MadVladtheconquerer (not verified) Dubaibanker Jan 19, 2016 11:40 AM

You mean from living on less than 1 USD/day to living on 5 USD/day?   And the typical American poor has a car and a big screen

TV.  SFW?

Dr. Spin's picture

...and then I blew the MoFo away. 

Most everyone here understands the two human failures of fear and greed and how they are exploited.  Humanity's only hope for survival as a species is the find by hook or by crook, a way to achieve equal application of the laws.  When justice is really and truly blind, then the criminals will be held to account and humanity can move forward.  As long as Lady Justice is peeping out from under her blindfold, (thank you Judge Judy) then we are doomed to repeat over and over our fearful and greedy mistakes.

FIX THE JUSTICE SYSTEM...

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MadVladtheconquerer (not verified) Dr. Spin Jan 19, 2016 2:24 PM

Then I learned to play some lead guitar
I was underage In this funky bar
And I stepped outside to smoke myself a "J"
And when I came back to the room
Everybody just seemed to move
And I turned my amp up loud and I began to play
And it was late in the evening
And I blew that room away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57RIlznOpDM

MountainMan02's picture

“He [Judas] did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it” (John 12:6) 

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MadVladtheconquerer (not verified) MountainMan02 Jan 19, 2016 11:51 AM

Here are some insights into wealth from the Bible:  http://www.christianbiblereference.org/faq_money.htm

Seems like its not the virtue of being wealthy that is damning, but the behaviors (lying, stealing, etc) one used to get there and how one treats one's

wealth once there.  Seems incredulous that building wealth thru simply buying/selling in the organized financial markets wo/ benefit of insider info or using a

deliberate pump/dump scheme etc would result in eternal damnation.

MountainMan02's picture

I hear you, and agree that theivery is a mortal sin. But wealth is damning regardless to that bible reference site. The idea of wealth as a good thing changed along with British colonialism. Wealth has become the false idol of billions, while many have been forced into coercion of using the fiat. We are sinners here, but some more than other. May god have mercy on their souls.

Jesus was an #anarchist. Would he approve of this thing called money? WWJD - burn all the fiat for the world to see.

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MadVladtheconquerer (not verified) MountainMan02 Jan 19, 2016 12:36 PM

The only way wealth is damning is, as you noted, if it is achieved thru subterfuge, eg, thievery, deceit, murder, etc., or in the way(s) one's behaviors change AFTER wealth is attained, eg, shitting on

those less fortunate, etc.  Otherwise, it would seem that attainment of wealth thru legally recognized avenues (eg, giving unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's) would at worst be AMORAL.  How one uses one's wealth

could easily be immoral or moral.

Degree of sinning?  A white lie is still a lie.

Jesus was an anarchist?  When he advised giving unto Ceasar what was Ceasar's?    

Seek_Truth's picture

It is not wealth itself that is damning- it is the love of money that is the root of all evil:

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." - 1 Timothy 6:10

The "love of money" is greed.

That is the problem- those who hoard wealth and use it to bribe, lobby, extort, blackmail, coerced, corrupt, etc.

That is how this world has ended up as corrupt as is currently is.

Jesus Christ was certainly not an anarchist.

As proof, here are some of His titles:

BLESSED AND ONLY POTENTATE: (1 Timothy 6:15) Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

CHIEF SHEPHERD: (1 Peter 5:4) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

GOOD SHEPHERD: (John 10:11) I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

GOVERNOR: (Matthew 2:6) And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

GREAT HIGH PRIEST: (Hebrews 4:14) Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

HEAD OF THE CHURCH: (Ephesians 1:22) And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

HEIR OF ALL THINGS: (Hebrews 1:2) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

KING: (Zechariah 9:9) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

KING OF THE AGES: (1 Timothy 1:17) Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

KING OF KINGS: (1 Timothy 6:15) Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

KING OF SAINTS: (Revelation 15:3) And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

LAWGIVER: (Isaiah 33:22) For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.

LEADER AND COMMANDER: (Isaiah 55:4) Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

LORD OF ALL: (Acts 10:36) The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

LORD OF GLORY: (1 Corinthians 2:8) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

LORD OF LORDS: (1 Timothy 6:15) Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

MIGHTY GOD: (Isaiah 9:6) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

PRINCE OF LIFE: (Acts 3:15) And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

PRINCE OF KINGS: (Revelation 1:5) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

PRINCE OF PEACE: (Isaiah 9:6) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

SHEPHERD AND BISHOP OF SOULS: (1 Peter 2:25) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Those titles spell it out- Jesus is anything but an anarchist.

He is the only rightful ruler of humankind.

Hail Spode's picture

You got it. It is not surprising that a truth seeker has found truth. Here is some more. Ancient Israel was very Localist in its structure. They needed no legislature, the law was fixed. They had no permanent Executive for over three hundred years. They only had a circuit judge and local laws. Localist as in http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B0GACAQ

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MadVladtheconquerer (not verified) xavi1951 Jan 19, 2016 11:43 AM

The rich get richer and the shit gets shitter and the whiners keep whining.