Excellent Article, Well Articulates Where We Stand @ This Date
How We Move Forward Now Will Ultimately Determine Our Fate
Thirty years ago, the old deal that held US society together started to unwind, with social cohesion sacrificed to greed
June 20, 2013
In or around 1978, America’s character changed. For almost half a century, the United States had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class democracy, with structures in place that supported the aspirations of ordinary people. You might call it the period of theRoosevelt Republic. Wars, strikes, racial tensions and youth rebellion all roiled national life, but a basic deal among Americans still held, in belief if not always in fact: work hard, follow the rules, educate your children, and you will be rewarded, not just with a decent life and the prospect of a better one for your kids, but with recognition from society, a place at the table.
This unwritten contract came with a series of riders and clauses that left…
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