Sunday, December 18, 2011

Income Inequality

Good piece @ NYT today from Charles Blow -

Inconvenient Income Inequality:
"An Associated Press report this week on census data found that “a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.”"...
"Nearly 6 in 10 Americans still see themselves as the haves, while only about a third see themselves as the have-nots."

"Is income inequality becoming the new global warming? In other words, is this another case where the facts of an existential threat lose traction among a weary American public as deniers attempt to reduce them to partisan opinions?"

Delusional and convinced that any evidence otherwise is 'liberal propaganda'... The Essence of Normality, really is the refusal of reality.  To take liberty with Becker's work in 'Denial of Death' once again, while Decker argued we 'tranquilize ourselves with the trivial' so as to not face the ultimately reality (we're all eventually food for worms)... I would argue the same is true for other realities we don't want to face...

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