CHAPTER 18Unequal Citizenship and Access to the Commons

fas-cism (fâsh’iz’em) n. A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism. [Ital. fascio, group.] -fas’cist n. -fas-cis’tic (fa-shis’tik) adj.

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THERE ARE RESOURCES AND THERE ARE RESOURCES. FOR CORPORATIONS, resources include raw materials, labor, the property and the equipment they use, the talents of the people they employ, and cash. For humans, resources include air, water, food, shelter, clothing, health care, and the means of exchange to ensure these.

I remember growing up fifty-plus years ago in an America where an employer’s ...

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