Ever since Ayn Rand injected the American mind with her economic prion disease, we’ve been moving ever further into neoliberal economics. And somehow, with the certainty of religious faith, it has been sold as both constructive and inevitable. But.
Economists, union leaders, environmental leaders, and others have been shouting from the rooftops that nothing about neoliberal economics makes sense for anyone but the super-rich. The rest of us are just along for the ride into an ever-more destructive future. They have not gotten far; by equating wealth with credibility, our society has set itself up to hear only the words of the very rich.
All right, then. Listen to this rich guy: