Had the extra equitable distribution of the roughly 30-year postwar interval continued apace, the full annual revenue of the underside 90% of American staff would have been $2.5 trillion increased in 2018, or an quantity equal to about 12% of GDP. In different phrases, the upward redistribution of revenue has enriched the 1% by some $47 trillion—which might now be greater than $50 trillion—on the expense of American staff.
David Rolf, a Seattle labor organizer, president of the Honest Work Heart, and founding father of Service Staff Worldwide Union (SEIU) Native 775, is extra blunt. He calls this “the $2.5 trillion theft.” […]
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“The federal government which had made the Negro a citizen discovered itself unable to guard him. It gave him the best to vote, however denied him the safety which ought to have maintained that proper.”
~~Ida B. Wells-Barnett, On Lynchings (1892)
At Day by day Kos on this date in 2003—International assist not on the horizon:
4 U.S. troopers have died the previous 4 days — superb victories in Bush’s “flypaper” Warfare Towards Terror.
You see, as Bush, Andrew Sullivan, and different Chickenhawk Neocons remind us—we must always rejoice each time U.S. forces are killed in Iraq, as a result of these exact same terrorists would in any other case be killing People right here within the U.S.
Lifeless People within the U.S.—dangerous. Lifeless People in Iraq—good. Thank the heavens we are able to get pleasure from the advantages of excellent, sound Chickenhawk Neocon considering.
But given our nice successes in getting our US troops killed in Iraq, not the U.S., it is obscure why we can’t garner any worldwide assist.
On at the moment’s Kagro within the Morning present: Orange Hitler is now Orange Mengele. Talking of struggle crimes, US dangers in Yemen rise whereas Trump assaults the ICC. Joan McCarter is at a loss over how Feinstein has reminiscence holed the blue slip fights. In the meantime, the Mom of all Shutdowns looms.