Popular needs should be responsibly addressed. America's manufacturing base should be rebuilt. Neglected infrastructure rebuilding is vital.
Social Security, Medicare, Medicare, public pensions, and other vital social benefits should be protected, sustained, strengthened, and improved.
Anti-trust laws with teeth are needed. Monopolies and oligopolies should be broken up and controlled. Energy, healthcare, communications, and other vital industries should be regulated as public utilities.
Profiteering at the public's expense should be criminalized. A better world is possible. Wishing won't make it so. Nor will elections throwing out old bums for new ones.
Ordinary people are responsible for their own well-being. Their futures lie in the balance. Sustained commitment can assure better ones. If that's not worth struggling for, what is?
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed .
His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."
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