Alice is 31 years old. She and her husband Mike both have jobs but are worried about losing them given the economic decline. They would like to buy a house but are afraid to now, and they want to start a family but worry about how they’ll manage if one of them loses their job. Why should Alice, Mike and the rest of us give a damn about failing banks? Does it really affect ordinary working families?
As the curtains close on an era of reactionary rule by the most right-wing elements of the capitalist ruling class, we progressives must assess what must be done in order to promote an agenda friendly to working people in this country. A chief and undisputable crisis facing everyone is the crumbling health care system.
Discontent of the rural poor in the global south and the hunger of almost a billion humans fill the tinder box of revolution. Great corporations control both land and agricultural production. Dispossession and desperation follow; so do profits.