American Inequality and Its Rosey Future
I love the market." ~ Barack Obama
Here, from The Nation is a set of nice graphics that, once again, traces the trajectory of political-economic inequality in the U.S.; here is a set of recommendations for starting to rectify the problem.* And here, from the same source, is a revelatory report (warning?) on the sketchy crowd from whom Barack Obama is getting advice on economic policy. There is little hope that with advisers like these, an Obama administration will do much to address, let alone try to alleviate inequality. Perhaps we can just transcend this problem as we have transcended race?
* (Added a bit later) Which recommendations, my friend Susan Orr impresses upon me, do not include reforming labor law in ways that might make it vaguely plausible to organize workers in the U.S..