Even the Trump Administration realizes that a nation of HAVES VS. HAVE NOTS is UNAMERICAN and betrays the promise of freedom and liberty championed by the Constitution. More to the point, throughout world history po'folk have a tendency of taking out their frustrations on the ruling class and dismantling the unfair and rigged systems that only benefit the status quo. To that end, one of the most informative debates of the 2020 election season will bring arguments about the Trump Economic Boom Vs. Rising Income Inequality. It's one of the very few discussions worth having given that younger voters are seeing a legit choice betwixt socialism vs. capitalism.
Remember that 70% of millennials say they'd vote for a socialist because they don't get a lot of news about formerly working-class people forced to eat pets in Venezuela and simply think the economic debate won't have any impact on the prices of avocado toast. It might.
And all of this brings us to the problem of Clark Hunt.
As far as NFL owners goes, he's pretty good. He has clearly made smart decisions and seems to genuinely care about his team and Kansas City.
However . . . He was born into his good luck and inherited the team and his vast fortune. Like it or not, Clark Hunt isn't a model for unabashed, work-to-eat capitalism that plays well on social media forums.
In a tough election year as American class-stratification grows more distinct and obvious, there's no denying the privilege enjoyed by Clark Hunt. The backstory of an NFL owner might not mean much to football fans more concerned with tailgating and touchdowns but when informed denizens of the discourse REALLY talk about the impact of a Super Bowl win on Kansas City, the question of "equity" is bound to arise. Accordingly, the so-called economic benefit MIGHT help local biz but certainly boosts the bottom line of this fortunate son.
Again, Clark Hunt is a pretty decent owner but the financial reality is that the Kansas City Chiefs are propped up by taxpayer cash that continues to support one of the greatest inheritances in American history and broke-ass locals should probably remember as much when cheering for "the home team" next Sunday.
Check the links . . .
Fast Food Fight For The Future
New Report Offers Blueprint for a 'Clean Slate' for Workers to Fight Economic Inequality and Strengthen Labor Unions
To effectively combat economic inequality and even the playing field between corporations and the people they employ, a new report argues, the U.S. must entirely overhaul labor laws to provide a "clean slate" for all workers.
Meet The Boss
Clark Hunt is the co-owner, chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs. While the Hunt family is the owner of the team on paper, Clark Hunt represents the face of the organization and represents the team at league meetings and has authority on personnel decisions.
Iconic Trophy Wife Tribute
As the confetti rained around her, Norma Hunt gently kissed the trophy bearing her late husband's name.
Another January, another session of wealthy people dabbling in social change at Davos. They aren't coming close to solving anything-never have-and you can tell because the problems never improve. Change is hard because it requires the people who claim to want it to change as well.
You decide . . .