Rebounding with Justice

  • Private insurers torpedo national health insurance, while figuring out how to deny coverage.
  • Chambers of Commerce oppose paid sick leave because “it’s too expensive.”
  • Private hospital owners have reduced the number of hospital beds over the decades because fewer beds and higher turnover increase profits.
  • New companies have sprung up (e.g. Uber) whose business model is based on reducing costs by using “independent contractors”, undercutting businesses that provide health insurance and benefits.
  • Over the last decades income inequality has reached levels not seen since the 1920s, with the top 1% controlling as much wealth as the bottom 90%.
  • Taxes on high earners have been reduced, and governments rely more on regressive taxes.
  • Corporations receive massive tax subsidies while social service programs and education are cut.
  • Residents of high value neighborhoods resist construction of affordable housing, as well as the taxes to pay for subsidized housing, leaving many neighbors unsheltered.
  • Public funding for universities, which house the researchers searching for treatment and cures, has been declining for decades.
  • Air quality protections are being eliminated, pushing asthma and health costs onto lower income communities, and endangering future generations with climate change.

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Still advocating for equitable and environmentally sustainable places. Seattle Mayor 2009–13.

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Still advocating for equitable and environmentally sustainable places. Seattle Mayor 2009–13.

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