In the current global political climate, the world is run by a small group of elderly, elite, and exclusively affluent individuals who control nations. These nations, especially capitalistic nations, are governed with the intention to protect elite individuals and serve the needs and wants of large corporations, not their people. In The United States of America, we are tied into a “social contract” with our government. This contract is simple and is the most basic of rules; it goes something like this “citizens pay taxes and obey laws under the pretense that our government protect the PEOPLE and their best interests” nowhere in this agreement is it said that the people be disregarded and left to dangle on the fringe while a small percentage of wealthy individuals and large companies reap all the benefits and protections promised not to political cash contributors, but to the PEOPLE.
This does not mean that millionaires do not create jobs, quite the contrary. Millionaires and large corporations in America, complete with an elite board of directors, stockholders and CEO’S, offer thousands if not millions of jobs annually. The problem lies not with whether they create jobs or not, it’s the location and types of jobs which are created and the careful planning that goes into making sure these jobs offer limited social and economic mobility. Because, after all, why narrow the gap between rich and poor, when its already there… Sure we’ve all heard the “I started in the mailroom” story. What commentators fail to consider is that if John Q started in the mailroom when he was 15 and is now a 65 year old executive, that would mean he started on his ‘american dream’ journey some 50 years ago, in the 1960s. Now it doesn’t take a Harvard Law professor to explain how many political, social, economic and regulatory light years we are away from that time. Everything has changed. The market is saturated. There are more people, more businesses, different social classes, and a lot, and I mean a lot more money. In fact there is about 65% more money in the market today than there was then. I am not making some sort of mathematical inference about society and changes and how we all deserve to be wealthy, all I am saying is times have changed and despite what the current GOP chimp of the month will say, we need to change as well.