Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Bernardo de La Paz

Bernardo de La Paz's Journal
Bernardo de La Paz's Journal
September 17, 2017

Nailed it. Income & wealth inequality is a big bad problem getting worse.

There will be a real revolution, not faux T party nonsense, if the issue is not addressed squarely.

It could easily be made worse by the soon-to-come AI tsunami but that could just as easily make things more equal and beneficial.

Globalization, on the other hand, enhances peace and provides wonderful technology we love. The iPhone factory worker in China does not want to fight a war with the USA that buys the phones. She/he wants to go home, help their children with homework and have some beer and noodles. Pretty much the same as the US worker of any kind.

Unemployed and underemployed and exploited people see little left to lose if inequality is too great and become more open to wars.

Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Member since: Fri Jul 16, 2004, 10:36 PM
Number of posts: 47,537

About Bernardo de La Paz

Canadian who lived for many years in Northern California and left a bit of my heart there. (note to self: https: //images.dailykos.com/images/1043361/original/2016.09.19_sunflowers_header.jpg . https://i.imgur.com/1VKgdmc.jpeg)

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»Bernardo de La Paz's Journal