Lucy Goodchild van Hilten wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Lucy is a writing fellow for Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. She is a writer with a master’s of science degree in the history of science, medicine, and technology from Imperial College London. She has served as assistant editor of Microbiology Today. Find her online at telllucy.com and follow her on Twitter @LucyGoodchild.
We can't underestimate the ability of the self-serving super-rich to convince millions of Americans that a surging stock market and a powerful military are essential to their livelihoods. All at the expense of jobs and health care and education.