Retirement Divide: 100 CEOs v. The Rest Of Us

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  • DHFabian

    The era of shipping out jobs while targeting those left behind began way back in the 1980s. In the 1990s, liberals embraced middle class elitism, which was quite effective toward ignoring the consequences of the “Reagan Revolution.” As the middle class have slowly been getting phased out, we now have working class jingoism, and this too serves to distract the public from the broader picture.

    We shut down, shipped out a huge share of our jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare aid in the 1990s. This created an abundant surplus of job-ready people who are desperate for any job at any wage — grateful for the chance to replace you for less than you are paid. This has left nearly all of us powerless. As long as we ignore the consequences — our poverty crisis — it’s not possible to effectively address the problem (by now, excessive corporate power).

  • gardensheila

    And they believe they are entitled to that! It’s apparent that the number of humans who are cruel, deluded, and completely apathetic or disengaged outnumber the rational and compassionate. It seems humans are not capable of saving ourselves from our own folly.