Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Just a Reminder

Here are the facts of the matter.

Not something you've not seen before. Just a reminder once again about just where we are. 

Have a look at where the red line was until the advent of the Reagan era and the change in thinking about the value of social programs, safety nets, unions, and the effectiveness of government to address the question of income inequality in this country. And since then . . . well, see for yourself. It's the very rich getting richer and richer, and the rest of us treading water at best. These graphic curves have become so common that few people who are paying attention are not aware of them. And the ones not paying attention are too busy trying to make ends meet to be aware of anything except that they seem to be getting nowhere.

I don't think it's necessary to underscore that situations like this will not stay this way in the modern age before it all comes crashing down. And when that happens, a lot of people get hurt, get killed.
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