This guy is a good person to contact, too- Oberlin roots, the whole nine yards…
Thursday, December 10, 2015By Les Leopold, Labor Institute Press | Book Excerpt
The United States is among the richest countries in all of history. But if you’re not a corporate or political elite, you’d never know it. In the world working people inhabit, our infrastructure is collapsing, our schools are laying off teachers, our drinking water is barely potable, our cities are facing bankruptcy, and our public and private pension funds are nearing collapse. We – consumers, students, and homeowners – are loaded with crushing debt, but our real wages haven’t risen since the 1970s.
How can we be so rich and still have such poor services, so much debt and such stagnant incomes?
The answer: runaway inequality – the ever-increasing gap in income and wealth between the superrich and the rest of us.
This isn’t the first time that a tiny elite has gained extraordinary control over economic and political life. Ancient Egypt had the Pharaohs. Medieval Europe had feudal lords and kings. We Americans had industrial robber barons.
And today, we’ve got financial and corporate elites.
…as was the last post, at least the beginning of it…https://books.google.com/books?id=uBt-rgEACAAJ&dq=Runaway+Inequality:+An+Activist%E2%80%99s+Guide+to+Economic+Justice(&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjnqfat9eLTAhUGZCYKHQAcDrwQ6AEIJzAA