I am never certain exactly why resources are allowed to be squandered for the fleeting enrichment of a few and to the ultimate detriment of all. I know there is job creation, tax revenue, short-term political cycles reinforcing the two, but I am not sure why there is not more social opposition - especially given … Continue reading Can corporations really ever own resources?
Tag: 99% movement
My personal demands for the Occupy movement
1: remove the ability of special interests to influence politics, through enacting into law publicly funded elections. Governments should be beholden to all people equally, all nature and future people and nature.2: shift from a system of representative democracy to suitable forms of participatory democracy.3: within national and global policies, place economy firmly as a subset … Continue reading My personal demands for the Occupy movement
Why is there this system, where one can afford vastly more than the next - this is the free market mechanism, supposedly, that 'creates wealth'. For how many does it create wealth, and what are the social and environmental costs of wealth creation associated and unaccounted for? Must there be poverty and joblessness in order … Continue reading Questions
A thought on inequality
The fact that we live side by side, and yet some live in squalor and cannot afford some of the basic services and material goods while others lead disgustingly excessive lives, is immoral and should be criminal. One cannot attribute this to the hard work and ingenuity of some and the laziness of others. There … Continue reading A thought on inequality