Why the Rich Are Getting Richer | Foreign Affairs
I am sure its complicated, but this article makes the argument that it is purposeful government policy.
Then there is all this righty rhetoric about how the U.S. Constitution is the closest to thing to perfection that a political document could ever be. And then the poppycock about the infinite wisdom of the "Founding Fathers". Its about time that people start turning a critical eye on these quasi-religious beliefs.
Let's stop pretending the Constitution is sacred
The battle over the Constitution: newyorker.com
For the next two links I was going to write about how the US Military is so widely adored in American society, but is in fact a very socially ill and corrupt institution in any number of ways. From the corruption linked to military spending, rape and sexual harassment in the military, imposed religious persecutions and conformity, to the epidemic suicides of returning soldiers etc.. Shit, this isn't even getting started on the atrocities perpetrated by the U.S. Military overseas!
There were a few days when I happened on lots of links at Al Jazeera.
And of course healthcare, which I should have more links for, oh well: