Robert Reich: @idening inequality is the underlying culprit. As long as almost all the gains from economic growth continue to go to the top, the vast middle class doesn’t have the purchasing power to boost the economy on its own.
Emily Spence: Why, why have human population numbers been exploding during my lifetime without the attention of every expert on the planet being focused upon this question?
Sharon Kyle: In a book entitled, Just How Stupid Are We?, author Rick Shenkman asks, “Are America’s voters prepared to shoulder the responsibility of running the most powerful nation on earth? Do a majority know enough?” These questions are not new but the current economic crisis brings to the fore the urgency of an answer.
Friday Feedback: n Australia, after their first experience of US business-as-usual (a massacre in Tasmania in ‘96), the Prime Minister called for gun control and an appalled population turned in their guns.