while running errands for the move, I was listening to NPR and an
interview with Gar Alperovitz on his new book "America Beyond
Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy." It
was awesome. He had some very interesting stats on wealth in this
Nation, the division wealth by race, the political inheritance of the
South (from the Confederacy) as it has recently become a Republican
stronghold, the decline of labor unions and the labor politics, and the
rise of the very wealthy.
Yet, he had some excellent and encouraging
things to say about the amount of work that has been going on at the
grassroots level. However unbalanced things have become politically and
economically, there has been a whole new focus at very practical levels
-- right where we live, work, and play.
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