Wednesday, September 11, 2013

AlterNet's Alex Henderson Argues The U.S. Increasingly Appearing like a "Banana Republic"

In a very pessimistic column for AlterNet, Alex Henderson provides 10 points to make a case that the United States is increasingly taking on the appearance of a "Banana Republic."

Henderson's 10 points include examinations of income disparity, expansive police power, state brutality, high imprisonment rates, crony capitalism, chronic unemployment, healthcare availability, disparities in life expectancy, food security, and infant deaths.

Alex Henderson's column is linked below.

Alex Henderson's Ten Points

"But 50 years after King’s "I Have a Dream" speech of 1963, poverty has become much more widespread in the U.S.—and the country has seriously declined not only economically, but also in terms of civil liberties and constitutional rights."

--Alex Henderson, AlterNet 

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