|Jun 19, 2013, 03:28 PM||#1|
We're number 27!
So much for being number 1 in the world in terms of our middle-class. The AlterNet article below outlines why and how we fell from number 1 to number 27 among OECD nations.
Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th!
|Jun 19, 2013, 03:56 PM||#3|
The other thing that happens is that bigger companies, and to a smaller extent, patent trolls do everything they can to protect their turf and prevent competition.
Finally, if you manage to resist the lure of massive money to sell out, and survive the inevitable litigation, you have to compte with their money. How do you get in front of customers? Advertise? Money. Walmart or any other retailer? MONEY. The system is not designed to have an upstart innovating company succeed, and it is set up that way by the people who are already successful.
Those who have all the money, land, castles have no desire to have to share air with the neveaux riche.
|Jun 19, 2013, 04:20 PM||#4|
Renewable energy is still viewed by many as the enemy of the middle class and capitalism, when in fact, it's the only thing that will allow humans to sustain either in the future.
My remake of the definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial/interior/architectural design: American Look (1958), Reimagined
|Jun 21, 2013, 01:31 AM||#5|
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