Saturday, December 22, 2007

The first step...

...to fixing a problem is the recognition of it. The New York Times has a good opinion piece about the state of America's economy, and the relationship between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of the people.

The fundamental problem, the problem that is destroying the dream, is the extreme inequality pounded into the system by the corporate crowd and its handmaidens in government.

When such an overwhelming portion of the economic benefits are skewed toward a tiny portion of the population — as has happened in the U.S. over the past few decades — it’s impossible for the society as a whole not to suffer.

Its also nice to know that there are at least a few news publications in the US that don't pull their punches, and are still operate outside the influence of the corporate entertain-a-news, ala Rupert Murdoch and friends.

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