Now let’s come to the Anglo world — America and Britain and Australia. This is the epicenter of human stupidity in the world today. There’s only three places in the world where people consistently vote against having better healthcare, pensions, retirement, childcare, incomes, savings — lives. These three nations.
The way out of this conundrum — and there’s only one — is for American to join the ranks of social democracy, which is what every other rich nation in the world is. Almost seems like there’s a hint there, huh? But to do that, it needs transformational leaders, who don’t believe in the same old dead ideas. Like markets are the solution to everything — versus public institutions. Like technology is the answer to every social problem — instead of social investment. Like violence and brutality are the only investments a society should make collectively — not education, healthcare, retirement, childcare. Like exploitation and cruelty should be the orienting ideas of a society — not gentleness, generosity, empathy, warmth, a real sense of friendship and grace. Like the only point of a person is to make money, not a life.