Wednesday, December 12, 2018
SECRET SANTA IS KANSAS CITY'S WORST CHRISTMAS CLASS WARFARE TRADITION!!!
There's a lot to dislike about Secret Santa but for tonight let's make it quick . . .
Secret Santa turns everybody on Kansas City streets into a potential beggar and touts chump change charity from some rich guy as the solution to systemic problems that impact local life from po'folk to the fading middle-class.
We'll have more on this later but for now it's worth noting that the rising threat of real life U.S. class warfare still isn't enough to convince local news to stop celebrating some rich dude and his crumbs gallivanting around town.
Take a look::
KCTV5: Secret Santa slips $100 bills to strangers in the metro
And so, we invite our blog community to think critically about the this local tradition as we share some big picture news links for tonight.
France24: Income inequality, financial crisis and the rise of Europe's far right
Salon: Only in America could a decline in life expectancy not seen since 1915 be written off as individual character flaws
InsY: The Roots of Economic Inequality
NYT: The American Dream Is Alive. In China.
Brookings: Who makes the rules in the new Gilded Age?
FY: America’s inequality problem, in 1 stark chart
The Week: Capitalism is working as designed
You decide . . .