In the ongoing series “From the Ground Up,” Occupy.com joins Commonomics USA presenting stories about local efforts to create a new sustainable economy.
For consumers, and for children, minorities, the sick and disabled, and all victims of severe inequality, a continuation of Reagan/Clinton capitalism will lead to little improvement.
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Reports from the past six months show that the ongoing record of capitalist greed and irresponsibility has plunged to new lows.
“Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich must soon perish from the earth—or the climate perishes first.”
Big words, like good and evil, come with lots of emotional baggage, little of which stands up to logical scrutiny. The rhetoric of evil drags terms from old-time religion and serves the political class by oversimplifying moral and political complexity, a kind of instant moral sound bite. Is money really evil? Or all of capitalism? Or the western world as if personifies only the worst of humanity? What applies to individual morality works much less well with abstract institutions.