“What’s in it For Us?”

That’s the heart and soul of “free market” capitalism.

“Government is the problem and can’t save the world. Only we can do that,” says Wall Street.

“Okay,” says Main Street. “Then do it.”

“Sure. Easy. But first…what’s in it for us?” is the constant Wall Street refrain. “How much ya got?”

We need healthcare for all.

“What’s in it for us?”

We need to make the Covid vaccine free and available on a global scale.

“What’s in it for us?”

We need to do something pronto about climate change.

“What’s in it for us?”

We need to stop people from being evicted from their homes.

“What’s in it for us?”

Again and again, the constant spittle-laced mantra from the right is that government can’t do anything, yet when you ask them for ideas, it always revolves around their ability to make money off of any situation first, or they won’t lift a finger.

Covid has made it crystal clear that something about that model has to change.

We simply cannot depend on Wall Street and the “free market” to help us or save us in our time of need.

You see…that’s not their job.