Tuesday, November 29, 2022

What Cost Are We Willing (or not willing) to Pay?

I saw that the stock market plummeted yesterday. Apparently one of the reasons is that civic unrest in China is causing corporations and banks (the capitalists) to be jittery. And then, during the election, voters were blaming Biden for inflation while Europe is struggling with double digit inflation brought about by their refusal to purchase oil from the genocidal Russia. Do we have the spine to stand up economically to authoritarians, dictators, and human rights violators, or do we want to ignore human rights abuses so that we can have low gas prices and no economic hardship (and not look at our own systems of injustice and address those so that we have more equitable distribution of resources). Sometimes Americans seem so selfish, spineless, and (either deliberately or blindly) ignorant.

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