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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Scrooge Is Still With Us In The Guise Of Corporations

Today's New York Times has an interesting lead article on the efforts of the governors of three states, California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, to expand health care coverage to all in each of their states. The efforts came up short all around due to opposition from insurance companies and business interests. That's no surprise. What is a surprise is just how far this country has slipped into corporate control; and the extent to which profit for the shareholders is more important than anything else, even the general welfare of the citizenry. Charles Dickens would recognize what has happened to America as it has regressed back to a society ruled by corporate Scrooges. What kind of shock will it take to break the iron grip of the vested interests?

Photo: The Nutcracker and Clara from the Macy's holiday light show.


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