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  •  I think the wise action in this economy (3+ / 0-)
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    elwior, HeyMikey, swampyankee

    Is to seriously reconsider the worth of our current version of capitalism in our society. The economy hasn't been in a recession for years. Corporate profits are at an all time high. So is the stock market. All the gains accrued in this expansion are going to the super-rich.

    I think you should step out of the fantasy and admit that capitalism in the 21st century is not serving our society well. It needs some serious changes. The least of us need to escape the insecurity of poverty. Anybody working 40 hours a week should be able to live a decent life.

    Instead of the people blindly serving 'market forces' we need a society in with market forces are leveraged to serve our society.

    Unions serve to limit the supply of workers available to a certain enterprise or group of enterprises. We need unionized fast-food workers. Hell, we need unions in many, many types of businesses.

    "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

    by Crider on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 11:14:07 AM PDT

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    •  Yep. Norma Rae & MLK had it right. (2+ / 0-)
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      JayRaye, science nerd

      This clip is in Spanish, but you get the idea:

      Norma Rae was produced by 20th Century Fox. How times change.

      We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

      --MLK, Letter from a Birmingham Jail

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 12:33:58 PM PDT

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