Corporate Wealth vs. the Middle Class: What Can We Do?
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February 22, 2012 — The future of our country is at stake. Income inequality, a leading cause of our current economic troubles, is at levels as high as those before the Fall of the Roman Empire and during the Great Depression of the 1930s. As income inequality rises, power concentrates in the hands of big corporations and a handful of wealthy people. Corporations increasingly have the power to shape public policy in their own favor, resulting in a cycle of misfortune — stagnant incomes, lack of good jobs, and lack of opportunities to succeed. Unions are the last institutional obstacle standing between the total demise of the middle class and the corporate takeover of America. Unfortunately, unions, including education associations, are under severe attack now. This is no accident.