Hilary Lost. We delivered on the request made in the video. Everyone got it wrong. I am not going to bother to comment on broad issues here – enough places are doing that already. Not my job. I want to write this sort posterity as an observation.
I truly hope that I am wrong about what I write below. But everything and anything we have all seen to date is that it won’t be. Here is hoping. I am now paused. I am now just watching. (With possible occasional updates to this single post, as things change.)
Sitting at the bar, I found myself talking to a couple of old white guys (so of course – we had a lot in common). One of them was in ‘Corporate Communications’, the other was a writer – both were ex journalists. They both seem to have got out of journalism before the ‘rot’ set in.
They seemed angry about the state of journalism … “Nobody investigates things any more.” … “Journalists have just become mouth pieces of what people in power want to say.” … “They just regurgitate press releases.” … and many other comments that seemed to indicate that they thought the world had gone to ‘hell in a hand basket’ – and was being manipulated. Continue reading →
<a href="http://billmoyers.com/story/why-we-must-try/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Great piece from Robert Reich over on BillMoyers</a>, where he sees the following as the 'general consensus' and why that is wrong.
We shouldn’t try for a single-payer system
We shouldn’t try for a $15 an hour minimum wage
We shouldn’t try to restore the Glass-Steagall Act
We shouldn’t try for free public higher education
We shouldn’t try to tax carbon or speculative trades on Wall Street
We shouldn’t try to get big money out of politics