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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 08:08 PM
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6. Just read a great book by Thom Hartmann.
It is called "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class."

In it, he suggests that to have a strong democracy, you need a strong middle class. He often cites the works of folks like Thomas Paine.

When I talk about this concept to people, I remind them that in the '60's, when all the changes came such as the civil rights movement, etc., we had a very strong middle class. Now, as that group declines, the people that vote against their own best interests are too often people that have a lot less financial power than they did 20 years ago.

Of course, media consolidation--something you all know I have bitched about for ions--doesn't help the situation.

I suggest that you and are are saying the same things.
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