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
Monday, October 19, 2015
Three Rich Treasury Secretaries Laugh It Up Over Income Inequality
This article is a little late in that it predates my one month posting rule, but it is so good at exposing the attitudes of people who really rule over our country.
The article and video pertains to an excerpt from a longer discussion, entitled "The Global Economy: A Conversation with Timothy Geithner, Henry Paulson and Robert Rubin”, sponsored by the Milken Institute held in April of this year at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.