Our Broken Legal System

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“…Substantial wealth inequality is so embedded in American political culture that, standing alone, it would not be sufficient to trigger citizen rage of the type we are finally witnessing.”

At Mother Jones, Glenn Greenwald looks back at the history of inequality, examining the founding fathers’ view of inequality as “not merely inevitable, but desirable,” as well as its lasting pervasiveness and acceptance. He asks what has drawn people to the Occupy protests now, finding answers in the perversion of the legal system.


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →