Berto Jongman: Robert Reich on Inequality [EXPENSIVE!]

Commerce, Corruption, Government
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

If You Want to Know What’s Happened to Our Democracy, Follow the Richest .01 Percent

If you want to know what’s happened to the American economy, follow the money. That will lead you to the richest .01 percent. And if you want to know what’s happened to our democracy, follow the richest .01 percent. They’ll lead you to the politicians who have been selling our democracy.

Phi Beta Iota: Concentrated wealth is expensive at multiple levels, but particularly so in relation to externalized diseconomies associated with poverty, disease, and environmental degradation. Concentrated wealth is rooted in dishonesty among the few (particularly the two-party political tyranny) combined with ignorance and apathy among the many. There is a simple solution: a mass uprising with a non-violent strike demanding Electoral Reform (all eleven points).

See Also:

Electoral Reform @ We the People Reform Coalition

Graphic: Preconditions of Revolution in the USA Today

Robert Reich @ Bill Moyers