Politics takes a long time: Alice Karekezi has an intriguing new piece at Salon. The headlines go something like this:
What caused the wealth gap?These kinds of explanation are badly, badly needed. The country is full of people who know that things have gone badly wrong.
Protesters are furious over America's growing income disparity. Economist Jeffrey Sachs explains where it came from
How many of these people could even begin to explain why?
It has taken us a very long time to reach our current debased state. We need a very long series of teach-ins, aimed at folks on the left, right and center.
No, they won’t all end up on your side. But many of them will. No one will end up on our side if we insist that we must never talk to those very bad people.
We recommend the Sachs interview. Question: How can the past thirty years be explained in a way folk can understand? Repeat: In a way folk can understand.