I think everything is going back to “small” small businesses and sole proprietorships. The economy is rebuilding itself in a different way. Large businesses and their #Republican allies would have you believe that economic woes are due to Democrats, progressives and progressive policies.
Never mind the huge, two billion dollar giveaway the Republicans gave to corporations and continue to give nor the greed and grift of corporations of money that was supposed to ‘trickle’ down to workers and go back into the economy. None of the policies were executed as they were intended so, we are now on a different path.
Nope I’m not an economist, nor a financial guru, but I have eyes. And what I see is very interesting. People see how the government has bailed out big business and banks time and time again. But have not put the same effort into help regular people. They have made it so that even though people can’t buy what they need, they’ve still made the ‘business’ whole–and prices keep going up and up and up… the gouge is in full effect. The housing industry is out of control. Corporations and companies are buying up the housing stock, so prices remain ridiculously high. Oil companies and big pharma have their way with regulations so that they pretty much do what they want to do, and the people suffer.
This is the good news. People are finding out what they can do without. They are going back to some of the old ways of doing things, and working with some business allies (they are not all bad), they are forging a new way into the 21st Century.
Working, and now learning from home is becoming a normal activity. With pandemics and climate change events happening more often, why wouldn’t they be? Despite the threats from corporate overseers, people have chosen to stay at home, work from home and deal locally with small, new startup companies and neighbors, and those businesses who have the vision to see the changes that are coming. What the government needs to do is, start supporting the people. Get the money into their hands– as they should have been doing all along, and let them shape the economy in a way in which it serves us.
When people have money, they can locally create goods and services when large corporations declare bankruptcy or falter in some other way. They can help regulate market prices and be instrumental in the growth of their own communities. Especially black and underserved communities. And this time, we demand the equality and judicial protections so that rogue citizens can’s just come in and disrupt and destroy thriving communities like they did with Tulsa or Rosewood as described in a BET article. What I’m saying is, there is a lot that needs to be fixed in America, and we need to get to fixin’ it.
The only way we all are going to benefit from the new economy is if the government starts working for the people and not the corporations. And when we use our power through Voting, and changing the election laws so that we can reign in our elected and appointed officials, we can aid the government in doing its job to serve the people.
This article can be much longer, but we’ll continue the conversation in another post. I’ll just leave you with this one thought– #VoteProgressive.