Thursday, October 04, 2007

An Uplifting Article

In the midst of the constant turmoil it's nice to get a burst of sunshine - even if this particular burst of sunshine dates from June. It's an article from the Nation by Rick Perlstein, on the forthcoming progressive majority.
You suspected it all along. Now it just might be true: Most Americans think like you. Nearly two-thirds think corporate profits are too high (30 percent, Pew notes, "completely agree with this statement...the highest percentage expressing complete agreement with this statement in 20 years"). Almost three-quarters think "it's really true that the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer," eight points more than thought so in 2002.
Certainly pleasant to think about, although I think Perlstein makes a bit more out of this than the numbers support.

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