The crisis has revealed structural dysfunctions as well as human courage and resilience, providing many lessons that cannot be ignored.
Even nations with long histories of inequality and violence carry lessons for how to move toward what might be called a more perfect union.
The political activist and author imagines a country where all people, not just the wealthy, can live with dignity.
“This crisis should be a moment in which people ask fundamental questions about the dysfunctionality of our current healthcare system.”
During Eisenhower’s two terms between 1953 and 1960, the wealthy paid a top tax rate of 91 percent on incomes over the equivalent of $1.7 million for an individual and $3.4 million for a couple. That crafty pinko Eisenhower also presided over government-subsidized mortgages that helped millions of Americans purchase their first home and attend college for free.