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50 years.

“The contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity, which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking.”

@BeechMtn Capitalism is great at efficiently generating lots and lots of wealth, but it's the worst at distributing it equitably.

@pzmyers Dr King most certainly recognized that truth.

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That tricky "we", which spreads the guilt and burden way beyond the group of real actors.
Perhaps it's time to reassert generally repressed position: there ARE _us_ and _them_. The haves and have-nots. The owners and the owned (CEOs are owned as well, unless coming from owners' dynasty).
The first free decision in one's life is the choice of "we" to which one subscribes. The rest is an implication.

@BeechMtn Love this Jeff, thank you. Why, when we know what to do, to make the world a better place, ‘we’ choose not to do it?! Care to take part in OurNet’s ‘Folks for a World that Works’ Q&A? You’d fit in nicely 🙂 docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

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