The new normal: Links & comment 2/26/14

I can remember when it was possible to live a life of dignity on a low income. I know people, including some of my first cousins, who say, “When I was growing up, we were poor, but I never know that we were poor.”

I can remember when you could find out how much a medical treatment would cost just by asking your doctor.

I can remember, as recently as the savings and loan crisis during the first Bush administration, when what Theodore Roosevelt called “the criminal rich class” were subject to prosecution.

I can remember when corporations, no matter how powerful, were ultimately accountable to the governments of the countries in which they operated.


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