From Pine View Farm

Creation Myths 1

Robert Reich spoke in Seattle yesterday and punctured a myth (not that anyone will pay attention):

The rich are not job creators . . . The job creators are not people at the top, but those at the middle and below.

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1 comment

  1. George Smith

    September 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Did you watch his documentary? It’s interesting and he’s taken the show on the road. Nick Hanauer, who I’ve never thought highly of, is one of the stars of it, being a bored billionaire now remade as someone who writes or says something every three months to the effect that his brethren better shape up or the pitchforks will come for them. The most interesting part of the Reich doc was where he talks about his time in the Clinton administration. This is when inequality really started to get out of hand if you look at the data. While there was growth, the Clinton administration wasn’t really any good for the middle class, just like the last fifteen years, and eventually Reich realized that administration didn’t he consider any of the policies and things he recommended congruent with their own ideology and aims. So he left.