We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Worker vs capitalist inequality

This graph was posted today on Occasional Links & Commentary, a website maintained by economist David Ruccio.

The following graph portrays a very limited view of the effects of capitalism by showing three of the many deteriorating effects of capitalist rule on our society only since 1948.



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