By Frances Mooré Lappe / February 23, 2022 Beyond monopoly’s power to limit our freedom to choose and earn a fair wage, our freedom is also compromised by the dominance of corporate power within our political system. Workers at a distribution station in the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, on February 5, 2019. (Photo: Johannes Eisele / AFP via Getty Images) Originally Published on Common Dreams, Februar
By Frances Moore Lappé // February 15, 2022 The assumption held by many Americans that our nation enjoys relatively equal opportunity in part reflects widespread lack of awareness of how extreme U.S. economic inequality has become. Originally Published on Common Dreams, February 15, 2022 For decades I grappled with one puzzle. Why would we homo sapiens, supposedly the brightest species, be creating a world together that as individuals none of us would choose? I'll bet no one
By Frances Moore Lappé and Max Boland / February 2, 2022 It can be painful to acknowledge the stone-cold truth that we are indeed exceptional, but by many measures, not in ways we can celebrate. An American flag in front of a damaged school area in Dayton, Ohio on May 28, 2019. (Photo: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images) Originally Published on Common Dreams, February 2, 2022 Americans' long-held view of ourselves as the world's "best everything" stands in the way of progress.