Until the 1980s the wealth our economy created was broadly distributed – everybody got to benefit from our capitalist system. Over the last few decades almost all of the wealth created has gone to a small part of our population. This wasn’t a natural result of capitalism. It happened because the Keepers of Capitalism allowed a second set of rules to be slipped into different parts of our economy that only benefitted a small part of our population. We need to end this second set of rules. We need to fix our capitalism.
Fix What We Have. We don’t need to transform our country. We certainly don’t need a Revolution, whatever that means. We just need to get back to the things we know work, Democratic Capitalism, to fixing what we have.
To understand what’s gone wrong with our country, we have to start with what we got right. What we got right was a compromise in the 1930s that created the democratic capitalist system that we have today.