The deep social stresses that led to the election of Donald Trump will only get worse as the new tax law benefits the rich at the expense of the poor and the middle-class, and future generations.
Author Peter Corning
Democracy only exists if the “will of the people” can be effectively exercised – if the elected “representatives” are compelled to abide by the laws, represent the citizenry and, ultimately, serve the common good.
Once again, we are witnessing the ancient truth (going back to Plato). It seems that humankind is doomed endlessly to re-live an age-old story and then promptly forget it.
Among our many individual differences, we also vary in our sense of fairness toward others. Here’s an informal quiz about some everyday fairness issues.
Our public education system is mediocre at best. It mocks the concept of equal opportunity.
Our Supreme Court rejects this concept, or fairness. It is governed by a scholasticism focused on interpreting the wording of the Constitution.
Recent efforts to raise the minimum wage could be the leading edge for broader changes to advance fairness.
Tea Part conservatives call for tax cuts for the rich while demanding budget cuts for programs to help the “undeserving” poor. And they call this “shared sacrifice”?
As you may have heard, sometimes are taxes are unfair. Here’s another example.
It is past time to make all of our “basic needs” — the imperatives for survival and reproduction — a “social right.”