Capitalism produces economic inequality: it's a political system
"Police brutality is endemic to American history." "Policing in the United States is a force of racist violence that is entangled at the core of the capitalist system."
The U.S. is a divided nation, one grounded in inequality. In a 2020 (but pre-Covid) report, Pew Research noted, “economic inequality, whether measured through the gaps in income or wealth between richer and poorer households, continues to widen.”
"Explores what a restructured economic and political landscape might look like in a post pandemic era, and what it would take to harness state power in service of the masses rather than corporations."
Naomi Klein | There Would Be No Bernie Movement Without #FightFor15, Keystone XL and #BlackLivesMatter (Video)
...we have to build out all of these electoral possibilities while understanding that these politicians will be nothing unless they are backed by social movements and accountable to those social movements.
Peter Dreier: Can Bernie Revive King’s Dream—Fusing the Spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street?
Dreier: Now that BLM and Sanders have made peace, his campaign has the potential to revive Martin Luther King’s dream of building a progressive movement that can challenge both racism and economic inequality.
Thurman; It is further unfortunate that discussion of the encyclical will apparently survive only a few news cycles. At this writing, it has already disappeared from the mainstream media. Instead, every interviewer should be regularly pushing it in the face of every presidential and congressional candidate.
The stories that now dominate the European and North American landscape are not about economic reform; instead, they embody what stands for common sense among market and religious fundamentalists in a number of mainstream political parties: shock-and-awe austerity measures; tax cuts that serve the rich and powerful, and destroy government programs that help the disadvantaged, elderly and sick; attacks on women's reproductive rights; attempts to suppress voter ID laws and rig electoral college votes; full-fledged assaults on the environment; the militarization of everyday life; the destruction of public education, if not critical thought itself; and an ongoing attack on unions, social provisions, and the expansion of Medicaid and meaningful health care reform.
The barriers to women’s progress are not personal, they are structural, and they are embedded in the workings of American capitalism. The Curve: Where feminism and economics intersect. Kathleen Geier and Curve Contributors TheNation.com June 11, 2014 Elba Aquino, foreground, and Alex Nunez, center, both waiters at the Cheyenne Diner in New York (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Welcome to More