James McMurtry performs We Can't Make It Here Anymore
James McMurtry recorded this video in 2007 and the message is becoming increasingly apt for our modern times as the superpower implodes and America rips itself apart.
This is the state of the richest country on Earth after the oligarchy bled it dry. What they did to their own people should serve as a warning.
We're seeing the same happen in the UK.
The oligarchs ate your wealth and now they want to do the same to China, our global lifeboat.
No wonder they're spending billions on dirty tricks and propaganda.
Hat tip to Patrick Eden for the link.
In 1945-1981, earnings for the bottom 90 per cent of Americans rose 77 per cent. In 1981 - 2014, they shrank by 3 per cent. For the top 1 per cent, in 1945-1981, earnings rose 29 per cent, while from 1981-2014, their wealth rose 176 per cent. This is where America's schools, healthcare, roads, bridges and rail infrastructure have gone.
THE WEALTHIEST 26 PEOPLE ON THE PLANET OWN AS MUCH AS THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION — AUSTERITY IS THE TRANSFER OF WEALTH FROM THE POOR TO THE RICH.
The top 0.1 per cent in America now own the same amount of wealth as the bottom 90 per cent. The top 0.01 per cent own 11.2 per cent of America's wealth.