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I very rarely publicly discuss politics. This commentary by Charles Marohn on the web site Strong Towns struck me, most especially this paragraph:

The poor people of this country — red and blue voters alike — have far more in common with each other than with the governing elite, the professional class and others who are doing well in the current system . . . the system is not working. And it’s not going to work for them. There is no amount of job training, tuition credits or housing programs that will get them beyond living paycheck to paycheck. There is no tax structure or subsidy regime which will give them dignity. The modern bible [which espouses the Growth Ponzi Scheme, the Suburban Experiment, Orderly but Dumb, and more] is not only written in a different language, they are keenly aware that the people interpreting it for them don’t truly have their best interests at heart.

It’s not working for the working class. Nor does either major US political party have adequate plans to deal with crumbling infrastructure, climate change and population dislocation,  cheap fossil fuels depletion.

Vote for the steady hand, vote for radical change, vote third party, not vote at all? All four options have their advantages and drawbacks.

Interesting times ahead . . .

Author: andrew puntch

married, dog owner, current events, politics, history, baseball, weather/climate

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