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On Labor Day remember those who worked and bled to create the middle class

Summary: We take the growth of a prosperous middle class as the just due of Americans. In fact generations of union activism played the largest role in creating it, it existed for only a few generations, and now dies. On this Labor Day let’s revisit the lost history of the union movement, and consider lessons …

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Reforms are coming to America’s police, either with them or over them. Which?

Summary: For decades people have written about our unjust criminal justice system, dysfunctional in many ways from the arbitrary and unsupervised power of district attorneies down to our 3rd world-like prisons (e.g., overcrowding, run by gangs, with routine rape). However it worked sufficiently well for our elites to remain stable and repel criticisms. The people …

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Steps to make the tech revolution boost America, not just the 1%.

Summary: We’re repeating the mistakes of the first 2 industrial revolutions as the wonders of increased productivity go to the 1%, while families in the middle class race like rats to preserve their way of life. Solutions require the same kind of collective political action we’ve successful accomplished before. We’ll get there. We choose how …

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The protests in NYC repeat those in Ferguson, and probably will end the same – as wins for the 1%

Summary: The events in New York City repeat on a larger scale those in Ferguson. Will they end differently? Who gains from these events? The answers aren’t obvious, and not what you’re told. (1st post of 2 today.) . Contents The situation. The police mobilize their support. It’s a structural problem; one side has the …

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Before your celebrate Labor Day, look at the reality of America’s workers

Summary: On this Labor Day let’s revisit the lost history of the union movement, and its vital contribution to building America’s middle class. Before you celebrate, look at the situation of America’s workers, and the trends. “If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells …

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