The author provides an historical understanding of the class war which brought many benefits to working people who fought capitalists in factories and on the streets all across the US.
How was the U.S. social compact formed? Like all social policy, it was a reflection of power, specifically the balance of forces between the corporate and working classes in the U.S. In the 1930s and 1940s, massive strike waves led to an ever-larger unionized workforce that repeatedly flexed its muscles by demanding living wages, health care, and other social programs.But, as so frankly admitted by one of America's outspoken billionaires, Warren Buffet, “there’s class warfare, all right. But it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” So, now that we have lost so many battles in this war, we are now going to "suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune". But, is the war over? Stay tuned, or better yet, stay active and informed.