There has been some comment recently about what is called “inequality”.
But it was this article from Yahoo Finance, about fair pay, that caught my attention. Now I could go on and on about the leverage capital has on of wages of the working class, especially in a depression, or the 3 to 1 ratio of applicants to job openings, but that wouldn’t be my gut reaction.
People who work hard should get a living wage. If even our hybrid capitalist system can’t offer this basic necessity to a huge amount of the people, then we should do some long and hard thinking.
I don’t think conservatives realize that the policies they are pushing, the one’s that cater to the 1%, don’t exactly line up with the ability to hold power in a representational democracy. As Paul Krugman recently pointed out, people are realizing the extent of the skewed distribution of income. This can’t be good for national polling for republicans. I mean losing 4 of the last 5 popular votes should be some kind of sign.