- Sep 21, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Sept 2007
- SLU Posts
We’re twenty years out from enough acceptance of redistribution/ social democracy that the federal government could do something reasonable. We will be lucky to elect enough Dems to keep the tattered rag that is our safety net as it is.This is the problem.
Many aspects of the current US are clearly unsustainable, but as soon as someone points this out, the response is that it's clearly impossible to do anything about it (other, I assume, than to wait for things to collapse as predicted).
Has any consideration been given even to mitigating the problem, which is clearly multi-faceted and needs addressing locally, on a county-by-county basis with strong national financial support?
Or should we just accept that, whatever efforts other countries might make to reduce their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, it's impossible for the wealthiest, most powerful and technologically advanced country in the world to do much about theirs?