Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Who Are The Real Criminals?
The most toxic culture in the US is not the one you find in your local meth lab, or among the dealers outside the neighborhood corner store; it is not even among gang bangers or people housed in your local jail; it among people in executive suites who vote themselves more compensation for exporting jobs, lowering wages, packaging home mortgages into salable debt, or finding new outlets for profitable investment in what were once public services. It is these individuals who have driven down the living standards of tens of millions of individuals while steadily enriching themselves. And who have supported the creation of a police state to enforce growing levels of inequality.
So when you make social policy based on containing and marginalizing and punishing "criminals" you might want to look up the social to the very top, where the greatest damage is being done.