I am re-reading the first few chapters of Robert Reich’s new book “Saving Capitalism For the Many, Not the Few” (2015) and feel for the first time that I am coming to understand exactly what the myth of the free market is all about. I know that free market capitalism or how it plays out in the 21st century is not working for us. I also know that money in politics has been the source of a lot of our problems, exacerbated by the Supreme Court decision of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. I’m not going to go into an explanation about government and the free market as Robert Reich does it much better, except to repeat this simple yet misunderstand concept: the government decides on the rules that create the market. It seems obvious then if those with the power and money are influencing the government, then…

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