Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your XBoxes and EBT cards!She links to this Rolling Stone article from
The opening paragraphs and the five recommendation titles:
It's a new year, but one thing hasn't changed: The economy still blows. Five years after Wall Street crashed, America's banker-gamblers have only gotten richer, while huge swaths of the country are still drowning in personal debt, tens of millions of Americans remain unemployed – and the new jobs being created are largely low-wage, sub-contracted, part-time grunt work.Your mission, should your choose to accept it Comrade, is to read this three-page manifesto in one sitting. It made me cry.
Millennials have been especially hard-hit by the downturn, which is probably why so many people in this generation (like myself) regard capitalism with a level of suspicion that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. But that egalitarian impulse isn't often accompanied by concrete proposals about how to get out of this catastrophe. Here are a few things we might want to start fighting for, pronto, if we want to grow old in a just, fair society, rather than the economic hellhole our parents have handed us.
1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody
2. Social Security for All
3. Take Back The Land
4. Make Everything Owned by Everybody
5. A Public Bank in Every State
Zhukov just read it and accuses the author of plagiarism. The author's suggestions are almost identical to those suggested by Wesley Mouch and his fellow government cronies in Atlas Shrugged.
The author, Jesse Myerson, has a LinkedIn account where variations of the word "Organizer" are many, and you can visit his podcasts on "finance and economics" at Tarbell.
He is upset about paying rent to landlords, yet has ruled out becoming one himself.
He is upset about the "1%" buying stocks and making money, but seems to have ruled out buying stock himself.
His comments about debt suggest his 2008 BA degree from Bard college in Theater and Human Rights was funded by student loans.
No doubt he envies owners of the furry Commie Obama Hat, yet continues to organize with cold ears.
Don't discount their energy and drive. Commies are as motivated (if not more) by envy and resentment as Capitalists are motivated by innovation and profits.
UPDATED 1.8.13 Noon:
Peter Schiff reads Jesse's article: