Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses pressure blasts to release natural gas but leaves highly toxic waste water
A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.
[Well you heard it from me and from Mike Ruppert in his “Collapse” book and movie. We told you that 1) There never was a “recovery,” and 2) We told you that another spike in oil prices would be a lethal body blow to an already-collapsing civilization. So here we are—and the only way from here is further down.–CB]
We are a nation on the edge of a nervous breakdown. We consume two-thirds of the world’s anti-depressants as we battle for position in the economy. Why not just declare a cease-fire with the Joneses we’ve been trying to keep up with? We’ve bought into the notion that if we’re not wealthy, we’re not good enough, which creates horrible stress and anxiety. Why not become citizens again, creating employee-owned businesses and member-owned credit unions that can reduce both killer stress and unnecessary expenses? (Credit unions save $8 billion a year in interest on loans because they are non-profit) Why not invest in community bonds, portfolios and banks and make living returns on our investments?