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Money Shouts ... We Walk...

In a recent article that covers a topic I have long wrestled with, Kim Phillips-Fein explores two recent books exploring why, in the face of an ever-declining middle class, so few people are organizing to improve their lives. The article is "Why Workers Won't Unite."

One of the issues that struck me is how we have moved so strongly in the direction that only people with money matter.

At every level of our society today, the idea that only people with money matter is confirmed daily. From the kind of health care that we receive, to the schools our children attend, to the parks near our houses, our segregation by wealth renders a common social experience nearly impossible.

Everyone else gets to dream of the day when they will matter. But in present trends, fewer and fewer people will have the money to matter because more and more of the gains in the economy go to a tiny minority.


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