Do watch the video. It is a little saccharine, but it is true.
Over the past weekend, workers at Walmart stores protested pay policies that put shopping where they work beyond their reach. On Thursday, workers at McDonalds, Wendy's and other fast food joints plan one day walkouts, asking for a $15/hour wage. Retailers are complaining the over-hyped "Black Friday" was a bust.
Get used to it.
Henry Blodget, who was chased out of Wall Street finance in the early '00s for illegal security trading and who now pundits at Business Insider, explains to capitalists why their racket is in trouble. He takes his argument from a guy named Nick Hanauer who was the founder of online advertising company aQuantive, which Microsoft bought for $6.4 billion.
Not so different from the AFL-CIO message, though Hanauer is a billionaire with a plane and a lavish lifestyle. Even current winners are beginning to notice that something isn't working.
It doesn't take much foresight to suggest that political and social events in the next few years will be played out in the context of economic failure that is the byproduct of unhindered inequality. So are we, together, going to change things? It is more than time.