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The Measure of the Economy Is Not the Stock Market, It's the Vast Majority of Workers Who Have Been Left Behind by Decades of Neoliberal Policies

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/11/20/measure-economy-not-stock-market-its-vast-majority-workers-who-have-been-left

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Let’s separate people into those who work for wages and those who profit from the labor of others, college-educated or not. I know a lot of college-educated people who are paid dirt, are not working in their field, and have the added burden of college loans. All workers need to unify and without division by education level, race, gender, or disability. Pass a federal card-check law NOW!

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The 70% who are invisible

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I have been pointed to two books that every Dem progressive should read in order to understand why the Repubs seem to a blue collar favorite. ~https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307339378/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
~https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160358594X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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It is my practice to never order anything from Amazon. In short, Amazon’s delivery system increases traffic congestion and undermines the local economies needed to replace the global economy when that long-distance transport of cheaply manufactured commodities collapses. Jeff Bezos is as much a dictator or worse than President PIgface.

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It was just a reference to some books. You don’t have to buy them at Amazon. I understand your attitude.

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Question: How is urban/suburban travel like globalization?
Answer: Urban/suburban travel comes in 4 modes: walk, bike, car/truck, transit.
Global economy transport comes in 5 modes:
Local, regional, state, national, global.
Just as cars/trucks impede the lesser travel modes,
so too Global economics impedes the lesser economics.
Question: Which is the weakest link in this chain?
Answer: Cars/trucks.

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