The US imports twice as much as it exports and has run an annual trade deficit around $500-600 billion since 2000. But we’re much better at finding fault with others! Winner take all, hire and fire and the right of the stronger characterize our labor policy while we pretend infinite growth is possible on a finite and grieving planet!
Social security keeps our economy from sinking while luxury consumption, weapons, and aggressive tax planning show a robust 3% growth! Speculation supplants productive investment but No problemo! The poor need a strong state but banks and financiers are subsidized and the poor and unemployed are blamed for their misery!
Closing tax havens and ending tax competition are vital for a fairer tax policy. The state should represent the public interest and yet is the “errand boy for the banks” (Bill Moyers)!
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