Because American workers are entitled to a safe workplace, a minimum wage, and other such luxuries, Nike shifted its manufacturing base to more employer-friendly countries like communist China. Thus began Nike’s transition to one of the most infamous employers of sweatshop labor since the Victorian Age.
While COVID-19 imposed a terrible toll in death and economic destruction in 2020, another epidemic devastates American communities both financially and personally—violence.
More and more of the country being owned by the richest 1%, more and more of the Government is also being controlled by the richest 1%, because money brings power, Eric Zuesse writes.
When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful. What has not changed is that poverty is the result of a disease that is still virulent yet rarely spoken about – class.