Thursday, December 24, 2009

2009: The Year in Review

It has been another difficult year for the working class. While the top wealth owners consolidated ownership, the working class saw declines in wages and employment. The gap between rich and poor continued on its 40-year path towards greater disparity. The US health care bill, which appears to be close to passing, grants greater power for the powerful medical-industrial complex. The US also continues to be involved in military occupations in Iraq and an escalation of violence in Afghanistan. The drawing above, from 1911, reflects the hegemony of capitalism which is still visible nearly a century later.