NobodyisFlyingthePlane and the plane is built for the rich and for corporations.
If it stays on its present course its going to take John Gault and all the others to their private oasis.
Not much will change until we get money out of politics.
The pharmaceutical industry, for example, has used its lobbying heft — it spent $272,000 in campaign donations per member of Congress last year, and it has more lobbyists than there are members of Congress — to bar the government from bargaining for drug prices in Medicare. That amounts to a $50 billion annual gift to pharmaceutical companies.
Things dont have to be this way.
Americans overwhelmingly prefer more economic equality.
Two business school professors, Michael Norton and Dan Ariely, showed people charts of the distribution of wealth in egalitarian Sweden and in highly unequal America and asked them which kind of society they would prefer to live in, without saying which country each chart represented. Some 92 percent of Americans chose Sweden’s distribution.
America’s Stacked Deck http://nyti.ms/20FLXw9