Denis Kucinich has it all sorted out

The privatization of the money supply is one of five major factors in poverty and inequality today, the other four being the emergence of the military-industrial-intelligence-congressional complex, the maintenance of the for-profit health-care system, and the erosion of public education through the creation of charter schools and the tremendous lifelong debt burden placed on those seeking higher education.

The clarity of the economic thought there is amazing, isn’t it?

So, if we returned to Congress creating money, imported the NHS system, cut the Pentagon, insisted upon only public schools and had free college then there would be no inequality nor poverty in America?

I’m absolutely certain that some of the poverty and inequality is caused by the public school system myself…..

9 comments on “Denis Kucinich has it all sorted out

  1. “the other four being the emergence of the military-industrial-intelligence-congressional complex”: yup, it’s an entirely pernicious thing – corruption in the US at that level is “awesome”. Or shock-and-awesome.

    “the maintenance of the for-profit health-care system”: no, the prob is not the profits but the absence of free market forces so that everything is cartelised – ‘crony capitalism’ is much too mild a term for the mess.

    “and the erosion of public education through the creation of charter school”: utterly arsey-versey.

    “and the tremendous lifelong debt burden placed on those seeking higher education”: it was the Clinton gangsters who arranged that that debt would be almost impossible to shuck off by bankruptcy. Meantime every extra dollar in loans just leads the Colleges to up the tuition fees by a dollar. Even our own half-baked system might be less awful than that fraudulent shambles.

  2. Doesn’t stuff like this sap your vital forces, Tim? How about a new category for your posts: “I read this so you don’t have to” – a bit like redemption of our neoliberal sins.

  3. ‘Chapman has been homeless for about 10 years.’

    So he’s doing okay.

    ‘I understand, because I was the oldest child in that inner-city family’

    And yet you still won’t take YOUR wallet out and help other people. You think forcing me at gunpoint to help such families is virtuous.

  4. military-industrial-intelligence-congressional complex

    They have inflation even in their descriptive terms.

    Anyway, what’s wrong with military-industrial-intelligence-congressional-healthcare-pharma-utilities-legal complex? WHY ARE YOU COVERING THAT UP?

  5. “WHY ARE YOU COVERING THAT UP?”

    Because our shape-changing Reptiloid overlords tell us to, obvs.

  6. You want to know one of the many reasons Cleveland has been an American punchline for the past 50 years? Look no further than Dennis Kucinich.

    Kucinich’s tenure as mayor was a municipal disaster by which all other municipal disasters are measured. In a city where personal incompetence on a grand scale barely registers, Dennis Kucinich left us wide eyed and slack jawed in utter disbelief. The man is a moron and a fascist.

    If Spud was an American and just a bit loopier than he already is, he’d be Dennis Kucinich.

    Seriously.

  7. The military industrial complex – the tail wags the dog.
    Its known about, there’s been research into it. Yet no on dares do anything about it.
    Too many jobs, too many politicians would be affected…

  8. and the erosion of public education through the creation of charter schools

    The real power behind the charter school movement is an attempt to get the most disadvantaged into schools where they are taught as if they are not disadvantaged. It may not work like that in practice, but that is the aim of the system.

    If charter schools are eroding the public education system, then it is in an attempt to attack one of the roots of poverty — what he is writing about in his article.

    Opposing charter schools is a standard feature of the Left because such schools are anti-union and anti-progressive teaching. But that is because many teachers see the unions and progressive methods as most disadvantaging the poor.

    Mr Kucinich would like to have it both ways — we have to deal to poverty, but we are not allowed to try to deal to the school system that embeds it.

    It’s an infuriating combination, because it means those of us with issues with how some charter schools are set up. but no ideological baggage about them in principle, cannot have a discussion — poisoned as it is by such reflex attitudes getting in the way.

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