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re: the truth about “class war” in america

September 23, 2011

Saw this article by economist Richard Wolff today:

The Truth About “Class War” in America

Republicans describing Obama’s deficit reduction plan as ‘class warfare’? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

While I think that Wolff’s critique could have been more radical (especially for a quasi-Marxist economist), and could have gone deeper than just the issue of taxation, it’s still good for what it is. At the very least, it’s a point that should be made in order to ridicule the idea that businesses and the wealthy are the ones under attack. (I think Dan Graeber’s recent appearance on Democracy Now! complements this from the standpoint of debt.)

In local news, the poverty rate in Michigan is on the rise while assistance to the poor is planning to be cut, so we better make sure to protect businesses and the wealthy from any kind of working-class attack/tax increase. /sarcasm

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