Qualitative growth, breaking out of the box of quantitative growth, is the key to solving mass unemployment, environmental destruction and trade imbalance. A job in education costs 1/10 what a job in a chemical dye plant costs. The media is part of a system that refuses change. The bitter fruits are education, health care and housing becoming privileges.
Here we are in the middle of campaign 2012 for the presidency and the hope and change vibes we all felt back in the 2008 race are absent. In their place are petty attacks that, when examined closer don't even measure up, and show both campaigns and their respective parties have no intentions of bringing hope or change for the people, just jobs for themselves. It's politics as usual and that means the Democrat/ Republican family putting on the good show. Neither have anything to brag about so it's drama and cheese – the kind only big campaign dollars can manifest. That pervading feeling you get from all those commercials is the stinking sad oppressiveness only big campaign donations can deliver in such steaming over-sized bowlfuls.
Should (warrant-less drone surveillance evidence be allowed introduced in courts, (recorded conversations inside private homes including your bedroom, expect federal and local police arrests and civil asset forfeitures to escalate.
Ethical human rights, development, globalization to replace neoliberalism. Etablishment has always refused to discuss many rights omissions. Now a distinguished NZer is supporting the ethical approach which involves incl all omitted rights and releasing human potential.
The people may elect their governors. But the game ends whenever they want to force a redistribution of social wealth-even if the economic system only functions with this redistribution. Democracy is social action, not a gift or a state (of rest). The pressure on politics will not slacken as long as the crisis is not really overcome and its causes removed.