The Common Good Film Series brings Inequality for All to Brookings on January 21, 2014. In this documentary, economic intellectual dynamo Robert Reich explains rising income inequality and its effect on the American economy and democracy. Go see it!
No action on immigration, tax reform, climate change, gun safety, the minimum wage... permit us South Dakotans to add the Noem Congress's failure to pass the farm bill, which in past Congresses was easy, bipartisan work. This is what the Koch Kartel wants: a government so hogtied by GOP obstruction that it can't intervene in corporate efforts to hoard wealth and enslave the working class.
But Reich sees hope for voters sick of this rising income inequality to rise up and elect a Congress that will fight for folks outside the executive board rooms. He points to successful minimum-wage measures in California and D.C. (Secretary Reich! We're working on that!), the election of progressive New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, a shift in conversation about Social Security from cuts to expansion, and, finally, the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act as examples of positive change kicking into gear.
See Reich in Inequality for All in Brookings on Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Brookings Public Library, and then help bring some of that positive change to South Dakota.