The amassing of unfettered wealth of individuals and corporations should stop. The inheritance of rich people’s wealth by their children should stop. The expropriators should have their wealth expropriated and redistributed.
What we (progressives) have got on our side is positivity and excitement and humane values. I refuse to give that up.
It affects every aspect of our lives, is often said to be the root of all evil, and the analysis of the world that it makes possible – what we call ‘the economy’ – is so important to us that economists have become the high priests of our society. Yet, oddly, there is absolutely no consensus among economists about what money really is.
Promoting “normality” is a political choice that serves the powerful, while leaving the rest of us (i.e. “good citizens”) dissatisfied and insecure … Accepting yourself as you are is an act of civil disobedience.