Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Rising tide of suburban homeless across U.S.

Rising tide of suburban homeless across U.S. 'Truly reaching a stage of being alarming,' one official says - Associated Press

Think about how you can help.

The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth -- What's It Going to Take to Get It Back? By David DeGraw

"The United States already had the highest inequality of wealth in the industrialized world prior to the financial crisis -- and it's gotten even worse since.


"Between 2002 and 2006, it was even worse: an astounding three-quarters of all the economy's growth was captured by the top 1%."


Just to make this point clear, 400 people have more wealth than 155 million people combined.


If Americans could just understand how much wealth is being withheld from us, we would have a massive uprising and the Economic Elite would be swept away, into the history books alongside the evil despots of the past."

The Information Super-Sewer
By Chris Hedges

"The Internet has become one more tool hijacked by corporate interests to accelerate our cultural, political and economic decline. The great promise of the Internet, to open up dialogue, break down cultural barriers, promote democracy and unleash innovation and creativity, has been exposed as a scam. The Internet is dividing us into antagonistic clans, in which we chant the same slogans and hate the same enemies, while our creative work is handed for free to Web providers who use it as bait for advertising."

Chris goes on to talk about how free stuff on the Internet is killing creative people who can no longer sell their creations because they are posted for free on the net.

He's got a point, and his argument is - as always - excellent. I understand what he's saying and agree to a point, but there is a counter argument that also needs to be made, and will be.

Chris Hedges on the Corporatocracy by Chris Hedges


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