One Percent Are Even Richer Now – Ed O’Rourke

As a child, teenager and young adult, I had the idea that the rich people were smart and were looking out for the entire society.  I gradually saw things differently.  Growing up in the 1950s, Ike was president.  The labor unions were strong.  With Ronald Reagan’s election, the people appointed to enforce labor laws and environmental protections were indifferent to hostile to protecting the public.

I see the One Percent as I see Simon Lagree, people who are good at exploiting and indifferent to anyone’s suffering than their own.

In the 2008 financial meltdown, Wall Street criminals received bailouts and immunity while 14 million victims received eviction notices.

In 2020 while nearly everyone has suffered, the One Percent are wealthier than before.  See the story here.

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