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Joseph E. Stiglitz: Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

By Remy Benoit

At Reader Supported News, does the 1% really think the rest of us haven't noticed? Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.

I just had an emergency vet visit to save my cat's life today...for the 1%, that $511 bill wouldn't be a hiccup, for me it is a huge gulp. Miz' Persephone is here with me at the moment, recovering from the anesthetic, purring happily.
We do what we must for those we love, no matter the cost.

I cannot help but wonder just how much love there is in the 1% for the country. We do not live as isolated individuals gathering wealth for ourselves without one day paying the price. Just ask Mr. Scrooge. Unfortunately, the rest of the country is suffering for their greed. Just how much is enough when so many in the world have no food, no bed, no hot shower, no job, no education?
Is any gold faucet worth knowing children here and abroad are starving to death; being riddled and wasted by curable diseases?

It has always fascinated me that the 19th century Robber Barons are honored for museums and libraries they built, built on sweated labor. Do we really want Ryan and others to be allowed to bust unions?

1% vs, 99%...humm, 'the good of the many' does it not outweigh the good of the ONE?

Woodie Guthrie: This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land.

Check out the lyrics, carefully:
This Land is Your Land.

Maybe you have never really listened to what Woodie was trying to tell you.


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