20 September 2014

Land of Idols: Lies, Wars, Empire

"The goal has been the 'Third Worldization' of the United States:
  • an increasingly underemployed, lower-wage work-force;
  • a small but growing moneyed class that pays almost no taxes;
  • the privatization or elimination of human services;
  • the elimination of public education for low-income people;
  • the easing of restrictions against child labor;
  • the exporting of industries and jobs to low-wage, free-trade countries;
  • the breaking of labor unions;
  • and the elimination of occupational safety and environmental controls and regulations."
Michael Parenti, Land of Idols, 1993