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How America became a 1% society - The United States now has a level of income inequality unprecedented in our history and so dramatic it's almost impossible to wrap one's mind around.

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September 16, 2016View for printing

In one way or another, this is the oldest story in our country's history: the struggle to determine whether "we, the people" is a metaphysical reality - one nation, indivisible - or merely a charade masquerading as piety and manipulated by the powerful and privileged to sustain their own way of life at the expense of others.

Since 1980, the economy has continued to grow impressively, but most of the benefits have migrated to the top. Bill Moyers asks why

To start off and remind you that we are not immune: Jared Diamond's book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed http://www.amazon.com/dp/0143117009/ ... dispatch-20

Full Story: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2 ... a-1-society

Many thanks to Kemble Fletcher for sharing.

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"What if the common good was the goal of the economy?"

Friday, Sept. 16th

3pm

University of Montana ED 214

Austrian activist and writer Christian Felber will be visiting the University of Montana to speak on his new book. "The Economy for the Common Good" and introduce the Economy for the Common Good Movement to America.

Presented by the U of M Department of Anthropology International Development Studies & Economics.

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Cities Need Connectivity in the Global Economy.. and we're not talking about the Internet http://www.matr.net/article-73349.html

Politics is crippling the US economy, Harvard study says http://www.matr.net/article-73348.html


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Well worth reading. For a more in depth, researched and documented companion piece, I recommend Hedrick Smith's "Who Stole the American Dream." Warning! The more I read of the book, the madder I got.

"We wuz robbed!"




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