Out of industrialized countries, this is only a problem in America. Medicare for All now!!
The first comprehensive study of CEO-to-worker pay reveals an extraordinary disparity – with the highest gap approaching 5,000 to 1
“Why do people feel this way? Probably not because they deny the abundant material benefits of modern life that many are able to enjoy. Or because they want to travel back in time and live in the U.S.S.R. It’s because they realize—either consciously or at some gut level—that there’s something fundamentally flawed about a system that has a prime directive to churn nature and humans into capital, and do it more and more each year, regardless of the costs to human well-being and to the environment we depend on.”
Before you say no, take a moment to really ask yourself whether it’s the system that’s best suited to build our future society.
The real problem with the Democratic Party – its run by Republicans
From the most basic level (the Democratic Town Committee) all the way to the top (the DNC), the party has been hijacked by the right. People in leadership positions at all levels advocate the same failed policy and push the same bogus talking points as the right wingers – they are one in the same.
The slow lurch to the right began in the 70’s. After the civil rights movement and subsequent civil rights act, the Democratic Party lost their historic support base, the South. No longer able to rely on the South for a guaranteed congressional majority, they resorted to corporate cash. This was the beginning of the end.
Soon the Democrats went full corporate with the inception of the Democratic Leadership Council. The New Democrats were born and began espousing the “Third Way” philosophy of liberal policy towards social issues and conservative stances for economics. The act of “triangulation” was perfected by Bill Clinton, who was able to wreak more damage on the regulatory structure and social safety net than any Republican could ever get away with, under the guise of a social liberal. Obama continued with the neoliberal policies that have all but destroyed the middle class of this county while increasing income inequality, environmental degradation, and winner take all capitalism.
Today we have a generation of “leaders” in the Democratic Party who have been thoroughly indoctrinated with the Third Way kool aid. They push identity politics at all costs and prevent any talk of government action to influence the highly monopolized and exploitive “markets”. Gone are the days of FDR’s progressivism or the Democratic party’s populist roots. Today’s Democrat is to the right of Eisenhower, but since they support marriage equality they are self proclaimed super liberals. These people don’t know what a liberal democrat is.
In other words – you are being RIPPED OFF!
“De Loecker and Eeckhout analyzed the balance sheets of listed companies from 1950 to 2014. (In 2014, these firms accounted for around 40% of all sales.) They found that average markups, defined as the amount above cost at which a product is sold, have shot up since 1980. The average markup was 18% in 1980, but by 2014 it was nearly 70%.”
New research suggests that the US is not nearly as competitive as it used to be.
Do you think nuclear is a solution to climate change?
Fear of nuclear energy runs deep but it may be the most efficient and clean energy source we have, albeit with complications
“There is only one force that can stop Amazon from organizing and regulating basically all American retail commerce — our democratic institutions and our political system.” #breakthemup
Jeff Bezos has created an empire that’s quickly raising political questions.
In all European Countries, buying a bottle of wine at 18 is absolutly no problem, in some cases it can be bought at 16, and Tution at College is either Free or very Cheap.