Posts tagged ows
Posts tagged ows
On Winner-Take-All PoliticsMOYERS & COMPANYAir Date: January 13, 2012
Bill Moyers explores how America’s vast inequality didn’t just happen, it’s been politically engineered.
How Washington made the rich richer at the expense of the middle class. Bill talks with Winner-Take-All Politics authors Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson and comments on the value of Occupy Wall Street.
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January 17, 2012
So no, Mitt Romney, when we say that Americans are waking up to the reality that inequality matters, we’re not guilty of “envy” or “class warfare,” as you claimed to Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today. Nor are we talking about everybody earning the same amount of money – that’s the straw man apologists for inequality raise whenever anyone tries to get serious.
We’re talking what it takes to live a decent life. If you get sick without health coverage, inequality matters. If you’re the only breadwinner and out of work, inequality matters. If your local public library closes down and you can’t afford books on your own, inequality matters. If budget cuts mean your child has to pay to play on the school basketball team, sing in the chorus or march in the band, inequality matters. If you lose your job as you’re about to retire, inequality matters. If the financial system collapses and knocks the props from beneath your pension, inequality matters.
OWS story on ‘Moyers & Company’ — 1/15/12
Uploaded by munderlarkst on Jan 17, 2012
From Bill Moyers’ new show: ‘Moyers & Company’, originally aired 1/15/12.
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Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
- Bertrand Russell
That’s one way of seeing it . . . perhaps just a bit skewed.
“There is a malaise that exists in your land that appears to many as the sudden and tragic disappearance of the American dream which, in some ways, has turned to nightmare.” ~ J. J. Greene