Thursday, 1 April 2021
Saturday, 27 March 2021
1. If corporate America did not want a neo-Fascist Republican Party, it would not exist because corporate America provides the money to elect officials while promoting them through the corporate-owned media.
2. If corporate America did not want institutionalized racism from the local to the state and national levels, it would not exist, for it would boycott cities and states promoting voter suppression and would not do business with racist firms.
3. If corporate America did not want gun violence, it would not exist because they sell and advertise weapons to everyone from mentally ill to people on the FBI domestic terrorism list, while defaulting the issue to politicians.
4. If corporate America wanted to end conspiracy theories and hate speech, it would not permit it to be posted on its social media outlets, exacerbating social strife and polarization.
5. If corporate America was interested in race, ethnic and gender equality, it would promote it by setting the example paying equal wages for equal work and treating all workers by a merit-based single criteria.
Corporate America is at the core of promoting Fascism because it is the optimal way to maximize capital accumulation and retain a social contract based on class privilege.
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
1. Freedom of the Press: US is 45th in the world, right above Papua New Guinea, Senegal and Romania.
2. Social Justice Index: US is 36 of 41 advanced countries in the world.
3. Poverty: Among OECD countries, South Africa ranks highest with 26.6%, also the largest wealth inequality gap, where the top 1% of earners take home almost 20% of income, and 90% of South African earners take home only 35% of all income. Interestingly, the US has the highest poverty rate in the world for an advanced country at 17.8%, with inequality gap comparable to South Africa.
4. Healthcare and education ranking places the US 27th (in 2016, US has slipped in the last four years) behind a host of top-ranking Scandinavian countries.
5. Child poverty: US finds itself fourth from the bottom of 41 nations, with unsafe living conditions, including unsafe drinking water.
6. The cost of American universities is the highest in the world, nearly twice the average of advanced countries.
7. Ethnic and cultural diversity ranking has the US in 84th place, right below Guatemala, and above Venezuela.
8. Women’s workplace equality index ranks the US 20th in the world, between Estonia and South Korea.
9. Human rights index ranking has the US 124th in the world, below South Africa, and above Mauritius.
10. US is number one in defense spending at $750 billion, as much as the next top ten countries combined.