Recalling this post, about the US rank in social progress, and thoughts by the writer Rutger Bregman (via this NYT profile and his book Utopia for Realists), about how the GDP is a poor measure of social healthy, and the endless focus on growth of the stock market really matters only to a very few.
Here’s a post by popular Facebook writer and blogger (and retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer) Jim Wright, today, spelling this point out:
Trump: “Stock Markets will hit new highs if President Trump wins. Tremendous growth like never before. If Biden wins, it’s strangulation. Not good.”
This is everything wrong with the modern Republican Party, with what the Conservative mindset has evolved into.
Profit hits a new high. Yay!
You never see a modern day Republican crowing about how WAGES hit a new high.
Or how the standard of living for the middle class is growing like never before.
They never talk about how more people have healthcare or enough to eat or a decent place to live.
The president never tweets about how poor people are getting a quality education to help lift the next generation out of poverty.
They never tell you how we saved a species from extinction or lowered the increasing temperatures which are driving more and more powerful storms and destroying croplands and giving rise to new and virulent diseases. They never talk about how they’ve balanced the budget or just passed a sustainable energy policy or achieved Peace In Our Time.
It’s ALWAYS profit.
That’s the only thing which matters to them. Money. Rich people get richer. Wealthy companies get richer. The stock market is up like never before. Nothing else matters. Nothing.
“Stock Markets will hit new highs if President Trump wins. Tremendous growth like never before. If Biden wins, it’s strangulation. Not good.”
If Trump wins, rich people get richer like never before.
If Biden wins, they don’t.
That’s what he saying here.