Friday, June 24, 2011

The End Of The American Dream?

Change to Win describes itself as “a movement of working people equipped to rebuild the middle class as an essential part of America’s shared economic prosperity.” Their animated video below contrasts a time when America protected labor unions and instituted the GI Bill, Social Security and Medicare with the path we’ve taken over the past few decades. Deregulation of the financial industry and the environment, slashing taxes for the wealthy and union busting have resulted in a growing income gap, stagnating wages for the middle class and attendant social ills. Watch:

For another animated video giving us the destructive effects of conservative financial policies, see Robert Reich’s “The Truth About The Economy.”

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