December 5, 2006
What Did Senator-elect Jim Webb Mean?
What exactly did United States Senator-elect Jim Webb mean when he wrote in The Wall Street Journal that "the most important--and unfortunately the least debated--issue in politics today is our society's steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century." Certainly we can agree with him when he asserts that "In the age of globalization and outsourcing, and with a vast underground labor pool from illegal immigration, the average American worker is seeing a different life and a troubling future... . Manufacturing jobs are disappearing." And, of course, the average corporate CEO earns about 400 times what the average worker earns, not to mention that he owns most of the stocks. The result, Webb asserts, is an out-of-touch elite: "living in a different country. Few among them send their children to public schools; fewer still send their loved ones to fight our wars." You can see where he is...(Read Full Article)