It's a great read and should be required reading for every high school history course.
Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men
For example, Social Security (which didn't exist a hundred years ago) lifted 20 million Americans out of poverty, including 1 million children. That's a big change for the better. Granted victories may be few and far between, but that doesn't necessarily mean nothing changes. And besides, things change for the worse all time time. . .
You can see these news excerpts from the late 1800s where the working class is complaining about excessive hours and working conditions for horrible pay while owners get richer. They cause to strike and unionize and journalists call them out as communists/socialists and a threat to America and capitalism.
They call out the 1% getting richer while the majority of workers can't afford to feed their families.
Funny how 100+ years later its the same old problems. Makes me feel like all this debating and fighting over politics and social structures is even more pointless than I thought.
Things won't change, so just see the world and enjoy life.
"As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world's problems or, for that matter, to any problems." -- Pope Francis