Daily Thoughts 03/23/2018
I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.
I finished reading The One Percent Solution How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time by Gordon Lafer. I found some bias in this book. I think this is more about what right wing and extremely conservative corporations are doing. If you want to understand an agenda which the Koch Brothers have or conservative business lobbyists are working on this is a good book to read.
Gordon Lafer successfully describes how Citizens United lawsuit where corporations are viewed as people has created an environment destructive to the middle class focused on eliminating unions, reducing benefits, eliminating healthcare, replacing public schools with charter schools, eliminating the minimum wage, and creating an environment with minimal regulation and minimal government.
There is a little bit in this book on how libraries are affected by this agenda. The Koch Brothers have run campaigns against funding libraries.
The book has a very liberal viewpoint. Gordon Lafer is a professor of labor education. The book has charts throughout, extensive notes, and an index.
I read some more of Fair Shot. The author is making the case for a Guaranteed Basic Income of $500 per month for people who earn less than $50,000 a year.
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