One metaphor that fits well is from the book Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard (Sep 8, 1998). The metaphor of the One Percent, from this perspective, is the mysterious force by which the cheese is provided in the maze. The author doesn't question the source of the cheese or provide insight into the production of the cheese, but merely motivates the reader to carry on the task of scrounging for more bits of cheese. Precisely what the One Percent desires of the masses, after all, they don't want competition.

The One Percent are so extremely wealthy that they suffer nearly none of the day-to-day grind as the rest of us. When we find them running for public office, we are shocked that they never saw a bar code scanner at the grocery store, or carry around hand-tools in a bucket they refer to as "hardware stuff."

Jabba the Hutt: Idle Rich
However, these One Percent are not the ones who built their empires, those people are long gone. The One Percent we deal with today are the silver-spoon-fed trust-fund children who delegate and employ like Jabba the Hutt, or party like a certain corporate princess heir who will remain nameless for the time-being but we know you know her.

The One Percent are still visible to us. They provide a small keyhole lens through which we may see the shenanigans of the point zero one percent who are still very much invisible.

We will attempt to analyze the behavior of the One Percent and attempt to see the world from their perspective.

This blog was inspired by the #OCCUPY Wall Street movement.