Rick Wilson is director of American Friends Service Committee's West Virginia Economic Justice Project.
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
If Extreme Inequality Harms Our Whole Society, What is a Conscientious Person to Do?
For some reason, “1984,” George Orwell’s book about a nightmarish society, has had a revival in the Trump era. Maybe it’s the weather. The New York Times reported it was top of Amazon’s list in early 2017. Around the same time, Penguin USA reported a 9,500 percent increase in sales over a few days...
Sunday, September 25, 2011
'Zombie Economics' and Undersized Stimulus
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's starting to look as if the United States, like Dante at the beginning of The Divine Comedy, is finding itself in a dark wood, having lost the true path. Nearly four years after the worst economic decline since the Great Depression, we seem headed down a path that will only lead to more misery for ordinary Americans. And, as another poem put it, it seems that these days the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity. How did we get into this mess? Here's how it looks to me: