Wall Street, War on Drugs, Union Busters, Robots, China? – 

Jan. 9, 2020 – WHY? First, well-paying jobs disappeared, partly because of technology and globalization but also because of political pressure on unions and a general redistribution of power toward the wealthy and corporations. Second, there was an explosion of drugs — oxycodone, meth, heroin, crack cocaine and fentanyl — aggravated by the reckless marketing of prescription painkillers by pharmaceutical companies. Third, the war on drugs sent fathers and mothers to jail, shattering families.

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