There has always been a struggle by the people against the gratuitous accumulation of wealth and power. So the inequality we live with today is a problem that humanity has been grappling with since is inception. Tariq Ali explains how in this passage:
In Sparta in the third century BCE, a fissure developed . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Wealth Inequality – A Historical Problem.
(Originally written March 7, 2012. Part of Great Upload of 2013.)
A colleague once showed me a book by Peter Schiff, in which the author and investment-house CEO purported to explain how the US got into the muddle they’re in.
Like so many textbooks I left it unread, but according to Wikipedia, Schiff believes a . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Sniffs from a Schiff…
(originally written Nov 2010; uploaded Aug 21, 2012 as part of my Great Upload of Musings… for balance, I’ll soon post the follow-up which praises some portions of libertarian philosophy which are very dear to my progressive heart. Politics makes for strange bedfellows, and I’m not above shacking up with occasional allies. 🙂 )
. . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: How Libertarians brought America Big Religion and Bigger Lawsuits…