Alternet

Excellent political commentary at Alternet.
Check out this speech by Bill Moyers, The Fight of Our Lives on the growing socioeconomic class divide. Given at the June 3rd Inequality Matters Forum at NYU.
An excerpt:
“The middle class and working poor are told that what’s happening to them is
the consequence of Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand.” This is a lie. What’s happening to them is the direct consequence of corporate activism, intellectual propaganda, the rise of a religious orthodoxy that in its
hunger for government subsidies has made an idol of power, and a string of
political decisions favoring the powerful and the privileged who bought the
political system right out from under us.
To create the intellectual framework for this takeover of public policy they
funded conservative think tanks — ,a href=”http://www.heritage.org/”>The Heritage Foundation, the ,a href=”http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/”>Hoover
Institution, and the American Enterprise Institute — that churned out study
after study advocating their agenda.”
Links above are added. Here’s a critique on the American Enterprise Institute.
I was tipped off to Moyers’ speech by Sheri Schmidt on the social justice listserv.

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