Why are Americans such wusses? Threaten the Greeks with job losses and benefit cuts and they tie up Athens, but take away Americans' jobs, 401(k)s, even their homes, and they pretty much roll over. Tell British students that their tuition is about to go up and they take to the streets; American students just amp up their doses of Prozac.Give us enough toys and we will be oh so grateful to our corporate masters. Of course, the tyranny of being one or two paychecks from the streets is equally effective.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Americans are Wusses
Barbara Ehrenreich is almost always right, but in today's Los Angeles Times she lets the people have it: