The Undeserving Rich~The reality of rising American inequality is stark. Since the late 1970s real wages for the bottom half of the work force have stagnated or fallen, while the incomes of the top 1% have nearly quadrupled (and the incomes of the top 0.1% have risen even more). American capitalism as currently constituted is undermining the foundations of middle-class society — shouldn’t be up for argument.
"I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there." ~ Mitt Romney, [click on this image to find a short video that employs animation to explain how sociologists examine people’s movement up and down the socio-economic ladder]
Labor Unions Are Necessary to Protect the Working Person | While it may not be surprising that more Democrats agree with this statement than Republicans or Independents, it may be surprising that the divergence in opinion appears to be growing along party lines. [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of the ideology and false consciousness that is behind steady decline in unionization]