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If this system can’t support a living wage…

There has been some comment recently about what is called “inequality”.

Notably here, here, here and here.

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.