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
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
More private insurers to hop on Obamacare gravy train
Randall explains why insurance corporations have everything to gain and nothing to risk under the Affordable Care Act, and you can be certain that they will gain. Thus, a measure that most Americans have been suckered into believing was for their benefit, will actually serve the benefit of corporations (surprise, surprise!), with the result that ordinary Americans will continue to receive inadequate health care.