“The oligarchs and plutocrats would like nothing better than for the rest of us to give up and drop out. That way, they get it all.
But we never have, and we never will. Preserving and expanding democracy has been America’s central project since its founding. It’s an unending fight.
And no matter how bleak it may look, we will never stop fighting.”
Robert Reich, a former US secretary of labor, is professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few and The Common Good. He is also a columnist for Guardian US