The Weimarization of America

A Destitute Mother: photo by Dorthea Lange

A Destitute Mother: photo by Dorthea Lange


Touted as the new paradigm in an employment challenged economy, “co-working” and “curated communities” do not come cheap. Certainly no one on unemployment could afford to “co-work” in New York. This means that huge swathes of the population will have no access to potential connections in the new-work paradigm. Upward mobility has ended in America and its demise is part a finely wrought campaign:

“The Weimarization of the American working class – and increasingly the middle class – is by design. It is part of a corporate reconfiguration of the national and global economy into a form of neo-feudalism. It is about creating a world of masters and serfs, of empowered oligarchic elites and broken disempowered masses.”

Chris Hedges posted earlier this year at Truth-out.org He skewers corporations and government for working in tandem to blindside those struggling to reach economic stability. His article speaks to another more covert trope of a two-tier society – the willingness of people to acquiesce when faced with catastrophic disparity.

In my recent post at The Weeklings, I investigate why we remain silent …

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