Saturday, June 6, 2015

Per Person, Per Day

How much folks have to live on - from this year's data for populationproductivity, and share.

“Globalization is the result of powerful governments, especially that of the United States, pushing trade deals and other accords down the throats of the world’s people to make it easier for corporations and the wealthy to dominate the economies of nations around the world without having obligations to the peoples of those nations.” — Noam Chomsky

Global Wealth
Global Interests
Global Corruption
Western civilization did indeed have a noble beginning.  Free individuals, free enterprise, equality, democracy, all are healthy but only if healthy folks are the players.  Prospects now are murky and confused as our governments join the ranks of those who forgot whom they serve and why.

We get to choose.

Friends at home.  This is the real world.
The poor and disenfranchised have no voice in the matter, and their circumstances ensure they suffer and die quietly on the outskirts of world awareness.  Shall we leave the discussion quietly and resign ourselves to the status quo? 

Not a chance.