June 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
those who are safe will feel safe in the face of new issues, such as slim ate. The split in the population through the musical chairs of who gets to stay in the game means that the fate felt by those left out and those who have kept a place will be very different, and they will look to climate change initiatives from the split, not from harmony.
Have decades of widening wealth inequality created a chattering class of reporters, pundits and lobbyists who’ve lost their connection to mainstream America? Has the collapse of the union movement removed not only labor’s political muscle but its beating heart from the consciousness of the powerful? Has this recession … left the kind of people who converse with the powerful in Washington secure in their jobs and thus communicating calm while the unemployed are engulfed in panic? Are we passively watching an unrepresented underclass of the long-term unemployed created before our eyes?