Why Does the Top 1% Have an Advantage Over Everyone Else?

How Our School System Created the 2023 Struggle

Professor Schwartz
5 min readSep 7


If you’re struggling financially in 2023, there’s a good reason behind that pain and suffering, but the truth isn’t what you think it is. That’s right, the reason you’re behind the 8-ball has nothing to do with the economy, or taxes or even corporate greed.

If you really want to know why the Top 1% has an advantage over you, then I hope you’ll read this article.

What is Privilege?

We’ve all heard that some people have “privilege” while others do not. And while the headline is correct, the underlying issues and reasons are being hidden from you, in order to manipulate you.

So here’s the truth.

If you have a college degree or a graduate degree, then you are “privileged” in America. That’s right, if you have earned a higher ed diploma, you are the definition of privilege.

That means, privilege has nothing to do with your skin color, or your gender of whatever political affiliation you choose to follow today.

And until you wrap your mind around what “privilege” really means, you will always suffer.

Why the Top 1% Controls 90% of the Wealth

Is it true or false that the Top 1% control 90% of the wealth in America?

The answer is it’s 100% true.

But what you need to know is that the Top 10% of society has always been in control of most of the wealth. And not only that, but this isn’t an American thing, it’s a society thing.

This is why you need to stop listening to talking heads and fake gurus and start listening to real experts. I am an expert educator. I have spent 20 years inside the K12 system, first as a teacher and then as a principal and superintendent. But I’m not just a practitioner, I’m also an academic researcher.

And one of the things I found in my research is the Pareto Principle. Maybe you’ve heard of it before, or maybe this is the first time you’re hearing about the 19th century Italian economist.

Regardless of your knowledge, Vilfredo Pareto decided to study the world’s riches economies…



Professor Schwartz

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