How should we begin to make amends for raising a generation obsessed with the pursuit of material wealth and indifferent to so much else?
We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and so forth.
If we have learned nothing else from the 20th century, we should at least have grasped that the more perfect the answer, the more terrifying its consequences. Incremental improvements upon unsatisfactory circumstances are the best that we can hope for, and probably all we should seek.
Social democracy does not represent an ideal future; it does not even represent the ideal past.
Nelson A. Miles