The Betrayal of America’s Middle Class Was a Choice, Not an Accident

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 By Amy B Dean, Truthout | Op-Ed

An Interview With Authors Donald Barlett and James Steele. 

(Photo: Mike Hiatt / Flickr)The outsourcing of good jobs, the elimination of pensions, rampant home foreclosures; skyrocketing higher education costs and mounting debt: Given these stark realities, the American middle class seems to be sinking fast. The renowned reporting team of Donald Barlett and [...]

“The Fight-Back Has Begun” to Reclaim the American Dream

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by: Isaiah J. Poole , Campaign for America’s Future | Op-Ed |

An email the Campaign for America’s Future sent to its supporters a few weeks ago with the subject line “How Would You Take Back The American Dream?” kicked off a lively debate on a listserv of progressive activists. What do you mean when you say “the American Dream?” How do you—and for that matter, [...]

Save the US, Take Down the Top One Percent, Take Back Our Country!

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Economic oppression has stolen US democracy and is killing Americans. Time to take down the top one percent and restore economic freedom.

by Joel S. Hirschhorn (libertarian) |

Massive economic inequality is killing America and we the people. It has already killed American democracy. The rich have captured the political system so they could manipulate the economy and benefit unfairly. Economic freedom and opportunity is gone. [...]

The New American Dream

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If you are wealthy, you are living in the Golden Age of your American Dream, and it’s a damned fine time to be alive. The two major political parties are working hammer and tong to bless you and keep you. The laws are being re-written – often by fiat, and in defiance of court orders – to strengthen the walls separating you and your wealth from [...]