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

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Revenge of Main Street

from The Economic Populist. The best part of this article is that the author provides an excellent description of capitalism as organized crime rather than a legitimate economic system.
There's been a lot of joking comments recently about the criminal activity on Wall Street. The term "banksters" has been thrown around a lot. 
But is it really a joke?