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Class warfare: Billionaires vs. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

December 2, 2019

 

 

Forces of wealth and privilege are outraged that they have to face not one, but two progressive candidates

 

For many decades, any politician daring to fight for economic justice was liable to be denounced for engaging in “class warfare.” It was always a grimly laughable accusation, coming from wealthy elites as well as their functionaries in corporate media and elective office. In the real world, class warfare — or whatever you want to call it — has always been an economic and political reality.

 

In recent decades, class war in the United States has become increasingly lopsided. The steady decline in union membership, the worsening of income inequality and the hollowing out of the public sector have been some results of ongoing assaults on social decency and countless human lives. Corporate power has run amuck.

 

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