Quote of the Day 5-31-18 (Paul Street)

Posted: May 31, 2018 in Capitalism
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Paul Street

“[We] know that five people owning as much wealth as the bottom half of the species while millions starve and lack adequate health care and half the U.S. population is poor or near-poor is capitalism working.

“We know that giant corporations buying up every last family farm, tapping every new reserve of cheap global labor, raping the Congo’s raw materials in alliance with warlords, purchasing the votes of nearly every elected official, extracting every last fossil fuel and driving the planet past the limits of environmental sustainability is capitalism working.

“We know that a giant military-industrial complex, generating vast fortunes for the owners and managers of high-tech ‘defense’ (war and empire) firms while schools and public parks and infrastructure and social safety nets are underfunded—we know that that too is capitalism working.

“I could go on.”

–Paul Street, “Needed Now: A Real and Radical Left” on Truthdig

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