by Dr. Karen Oliveto, Pastor
I recently read a pretty jarring report in Business Insider. The article showed several graphs depicting the following information:
1. With a brief except in 1980, unemployment is at the highest level since the Great Depression.
2. At the same time, corporate profits are at an all-time high.
3. Wages as a percent of the economy are at an all-time low.
4. Income and wealth inequality in the US economy is near an all-time high.
This information confirms what I am seeing every day at GLIDE: the American Dream has become the American nightmare, as more and more individuals and families struggle just to make ends meet. Unfortunately, in this economy, even things like health insurance and education are now luxury items.
The system isn’t working. With so many suffering, it can no longer be business as usual.
On Sunday, the GLIDE community will be leaving after the 11am Celebration and marching to the Occupy SF encampment. This will be a show of our solidarity to this nonviolent, peaceful social movement which is sweeping the globe.