Welcome to 99% !

The Home for People who want to End Mass Impoverishment

What is Mass Impoverishment?

Mass Impoverishment (noun)

The process in which even as the economy continues to grow richer, many people find themselves getting poorer year after year.


1. Mass impoverishment means that we are looking at the first generation in living memory that expects to be poorer than its parents.

2. Many countries suffer from mass impoverishment: the US since 2000 and the UK since 2010.

The Book

99% is one of the FT’s Best Books of 2019

If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren’t we all getting bigger slices? If we are so well-off, why is our children’s generation set to be worse-off than its predecessors?

“If you are concerned about your future but would never dream of reading a book about the economy… you should read this one!”

– Hugh Pym, BBC Health Editor and former Chief Economics Correspondent

The Organisation

The 99% Organisation is an inclusive grass-roots movement, inspired by the Occupy movement, of people who want to end mass impoverishment using peaceful means.

Its members come from all parts of society; they are people like you who are determined to help. Whatever your age, gender, race or party affiliation, we want you. Whether you are a beggar, a barber, a banker or a billionaire, we want you. If you want to help end mass impoverishment, we want you.

The 99% Organisation aims to make mass impoverishment a key issue for Government, and to drive serious policy change. We want to build a world in which by 2050, everyone is at least 50% better-off than today.

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Must we Live with Permanent Austerity?

“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.” Lewis Carroll   Since 2010, the UK has been experiencing the effects of austerity: low growth, stagnant incomes, failing public services and rising poverty. And in the 2019 general election during which it seemed that both major parties were planning to spend […]

Bigger Pie, Smaller Slices

  “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”   ― Franklin D. Roosevelt   Oxfam has just published a new report on inequality. And it has some shocking statistics: the richest […]

The Economic Cost of Brexit

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.   attributed to Niels Bohr     The Prime Minister has promised to unleash the potential of Britain as soon as Brexit is ‘done’ on 31 January. Many people outside the Cabinet are sceptical of the benefits of Brexit and extremely concerned about the costs. What will […]