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The capitalist crisis that erupted in 2008 is now in its sixth year, and the political representatives of the banks and corporations all over the world are intensifying their offensive against the working class. In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit 16,000 and corporate profits and executive pay are soaring, as the financial aristocracy receives an unending flow of money from the Federal Reserve.
As the WSWS noted in a recent perspective column, this feverish growth of financial assets "coincides with economic stagnation or outright contraction in the US, Europe and much of the rest of the world… There is a parallel between the upward arc of stock prices and the upward trajectory of the indices of social misery and deprivation.”
Meanwhile, Obama is planning a new wave of attacks on social programs. His health care overhaul is being exposed as a scheme to make working people pay more for less health coverage.
The critical role of the WSWS and the power of the Marxist method have been demonstrated in our coverage and analysis of Obamacare. From the beginning, the WSWS exposed the lie that it represented a genuine social reform, characterizing it more than three years ago as a “counterrevolution in health care.”
The political situation in the US is mirrored in different forms in every country. The world economy has been propped up through central bank infusions of cash into the financial system, accompanied by attacks on jobs, wages and social programs. The conditions of life for the vast majority are being driven down.
There is an enormous chasm between official politics and the sentiments of the people. This divergence reflects ever-growing levels of social inequality. The interests and views of working people find no reflection in official politics or the mass media. The voice of the working class is heard only on the World Socialist Web Site.
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