Time is running out
Connecting the capitalism with labor, economic and climate collapses. Don’t be in denial about the outcomes.
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Richard Reeves is right about one thing: time is crucial to capitalism’s legitimacy. The premise and promise of capitalism are that the future will be better than the present. And “if capitalism loses its lease on the future, it is in trouble.”
The fact is, things are not getting better for the vast majority of American workers. They’re falling behind. For example, as is clear in the chart above, the labor share in the U.S. nonfarm business sector has fallen more than 13 percent since early 2001—and there’s no indication that trend will be reversed anytime in the foreseeable future.
Time is clearly running out on capitalism.
It’s not as though Americans are unaware of this and other related trends, such as the looming climate crisis.*
Back in 2014, most Americans (62 percent) said the economic system in the United States unfairly favored powerful interests; only about a third (34…
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