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

Saturday, September 19, 2015

What recovery?

Click here to access article by David Ruccio from Real-World Economics Review Blog.

Ruccio's research shows clearly what some conscious Americans already know.
The United States is more than six years into the officially designated and much-vaunted economic recovery from the Great Recession. But most Americans wouldn’t know it.  
Although the banks were rescued by the One Percent using the people's treasury, the people remain mired in the swamp of debts. Meanwhile the One Percent continue to instigate wars as another means of fueling their capitalist engines of profits and power.

Most people don't know this because they rely on corporate media via the boob-tube to define their realities for them.