Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 14, 2013, 8:18 p.m. EST by WSmith
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ROBERT REICH: They're totally cynical.
Well, if you give up on politics, you're giving up on democracy. And if you give up on democracy, you're basically saying to the moneyed interests, the powerful people and institutions of society [the 1% of the 1%], take it all. That's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Then we give up. Then we are 100 percent plutocracy.
'Inequality is bad for everyone': Robert Reich fights against economic imbalance ~ Inequality For All: http://inequalityforall.com/
"We make the rules of the economy – and we have the power to change those rules." – Robert Reich
We need to approach the problem of widening income inequality from 6 different directions. The trick is to understand how they all fit together while choosing manageable actions that make sense to who you are. We may not be able to do everything at once but think of each action you take as an incremental step towards the structural change our economy needs. To get started, tell us who you are or select an issue that matters to you below.
Inequality For All: http://inequalityforall.com/
Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Robert Reich about "Inequality for All," a documentary about the former labor secretary's personal crusade to explain to Americans why everyone should care about the nation's growing economic disparity and divisiveness. Text & Video: