This piece was reprinted by OpEd News with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
Institutionalized Inequality in America
America's social contract is on the chopping block for elimination.
by Stephen Lendman
Millions of Americans face lump of coal harshness this holiday season. It's no different throughout the year. Annually, things get worse.
Hard times reflect what growing numbers endure. Bipartisan complicity bears full responsibility.
Political Washington institutionalized inequality. Class war rages. It began decades ago. Fiscal cliff duplicity reflects much worse ahead.
Wealth, power and privilege are prioritized over basic human needs. Extreme deprivation follows. Families struggle to get by. Annually the battle gets harder.
Many can't cope and suffer. Some give up entirely. Poverty, unemployment, underemployment, homelessness, hunger, and despair affect them. The world's richest country doesn't care.
(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).