'One Percent' Partly Made Up of Dead People

Cool chart from Mother Jones explaining who is a part of the notorious one percent:

"Not working or deceased" makes up 4.3 percent? Key word being "deceased," here.

But how do the dead control so much of our country's wealth?

Zombies? Ghosts? Are they making risky financial decisions from the great beyond? Should we be afraid?

The other components are interesting because contrary to popular opinion, finance people actually aren't the biggest chunk. Not sure where the people who loudly proclaim to be part of the one percent fit in here.

Keep up with the rest of our Occupy Wall Street coverage here.

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]

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