The President continued:

You know just as there’s all this fear mongering that government is going to take over every corporation and government is going to take over every business or every form of production, um, we should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our government.

And in my opinion, we should be weary of any entity in which both of those things are combined, whether it’s through one way or the other. Um, and that’s why the emphasis in Democratic Socialism is on democracy. And it’s not about, you know, it, it’s, it’s just as much a transformation about bringing democracy to the workplace so that we have a say, and that we don’t check all of our rights at the door every time we cross the threshold into our workplace.

Because at the end of the day as workers and as people in society, we’re the ones creating wealth. Not a corporate CEO. It’s not a CEO that’s actually creating four billion dollars a year. It is the millions of workers in this country that’s creating billions of dollars of economic productivity a year. And our system should reflect that.

We’d report more, but at that moment the lights went out.

One Response to “Encore!”

  1. Bob Risko Says:

    Speaking of ‘corporate-conspiracy’ stupidity:

    Senator Elizabeth Warren embarrassed herself again the other day, this time by proposing to “break up big-tech threats to democracy,” including “Facebook, Google, and Amazon.” Putting aside Facebook and Google, which raise different issues, let’s just concentrate on Amazon. Big tech? Threat to democracy? Amazon? Uh, Amazon is a retailer, not a tech, and it’s about as much of a threat to democracy as Staples, which had exactly the same business school-generated idea: make retail more efficient by exploiting obvious economies of scale. (It’s that simple, I’m pretty sure.) I think Warren needs to stop the silliness: quit romanticizing “the world we have lost” – a gentler, happier, better time, apparently, without big business — and start thinking about how Amazon, and companies like it, make our lives simpler, and our wallets fatter, by economic progress.

    Put another way, it used to be a quaint trip to the 19th century to visit the local stationer – usually with a swamp Yankee name like Ezra Bodkins & Sons (Purveyors of Fine Paper Goods) – to overpay for a ream of Strathmore Ivory Laid, but I’d much rather visit Amazon or Staples (free parking!) for a ream of the same at two-thirds the price.

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