A political force is sweeping the nation, and it will increase both wages and opportunity for millions of working class Americans. No, I am not talking an increase in the minimum wage or “free” community college, but “right-to-work.”
Aside from the real problems of poverty and wealth earned through unjust means, a crusade against income inequality on the societal level is merely a macrocosm of the failed way of life that Cole sings about.
America faces an ever-rising tide of red ink. We prioritize consumption over investment—the past over the future—and lock these commitments in with automatic spending increases that consume an ever-greater share of our federal budget.