It is a simple decision, do we let the people who kept America growing for decades go hungry? Or do we support their communities, their productivity, their dreams, and their dignity while we transition them to the new engines of our economy?
Capitalism’s most fundamental rule is: if workers have no money then business has no customers. Today, with our economy at a practical standstill and federal politicians more interested in serving their donors rather than the people, this is more true than ever before. This sad reality is slammed into all our faces as we waddle through this Covid-19 pandemic.
Our guest speaker for May is Emma Caterine, a consumer attorney, board member of Modern Money Network, and member of Democratic Socialists of America. She spoke of how finance is profiting during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the coming recession. She also talked about organizing, with a look at what needs to be done by and for working people to be freed from financial exploitation and the debt trap.
Now that the government is dishing out money over a healthcare crisis, the "ounce of prevention" that Medicare For All would provide is looking better and better than the "pound of cure" we're currently employing. In fact, Nathan Locke notes that a Progressive system would ameliorate a gigantic portion of many other problems we're having as well.