Wealth Inequality in America

Wealth inequality, whether it be in the United States or in the world, is one of the most pressing problems of our time and creates enormous social tension and ills. In the past three decades of neo-liberal deregulation laws and tax codes have been rewritten to make these inequalities only graver, and it is virtually impossible to have a well-informed discussion about it without being branded a ‘socialist’, a ‘communist’, or worse.

The following video is therefore worth spreading, and the response to it on the web clearly testifies that wealth inequality is a serious taboo.

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About thomaswensing

Architect and Activist. Over the years I have become increasingly aware that I need to actively engage with the issues I care about. My passions and irritations are many and change often, but a red thread is always a deep concern over the fact that capitalism does not work as it is claimed it does, democracies only serve the needs of the few and environmental resource depletion and pressures continue to mount. I think it is time for citizen's activism to create pressure, to bang on the doors of established powers and interests until we get it right. As you will notice, if you continue to follow my blog over time, there are certain fetishes I have; modernism, social housing, the avant-garde. I propose to recuperate the Modern Project from the dustbin of history and re-establish the link between social engagement and architecture. Watch it all come down needs to be followed by let the good stuff blossom!

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