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 Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, June 17, 2011

Honey, they shrunk our share

Thanks to David Ruccio from Real-World Economics Review

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, these two images tell even more words and suggest many subversive ideas.

For example, the graphs support nearly every dismal statistic that Stephen Lendman reports in his article entitled, "Working America's Dismal State".