Richies, Why Worry About Inflation As Your Profits Grow? Because Immigrants, Climate Change and Growing Human Numbers Will Soon Force More Sharing With The World’s Poor!

By Donald A. Collins | 10 November 2021
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Yes, Folks, floods of immigrants in pain keep coming to the richer nations in hopes of keeping from starving or eluding repressive dictators or whatever, but they are coming our way in increasing numbers.

The passing of Biden’s infrastructure bill with some bipartisan support from the GOP realist fringe fosters hope that by the midterms enough voters will realize that the main goal of Trump’s GOP is helping the rich.

But by ignoring the non-rich, which has been true in the USA since Colonial times, there is more chance for our democratic experiment to fail now than ever before.

As historian Howard Zinn once opined: “We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”

A current example of many to fail to heed the obvious was reflected in a November 9th Barron’s article entitled “Inflation Was Supposed to Kill Margins. Why Companies Are Turning Higher Profits Anyway” which you can read here.

Again, I’m glad my stocks keep going up, but as a Democrat, I know ignoring the growing wealth gap here and worldwide will attend a bigger failure to heed the onrushing climate disaster.

The number US billionaires grew 17 times since 1990 to 2021, from $240 billion to $4.18 trillion. Read about it here.

Worldwide news of COVID spreading and starvation facing so many, brings growing pressure to change the seemingly mindless unwillingness of those with immense wealth to urgently seek to institute innovative ways to narrow that huge wealth gap.

Warren Buffett, an amazing business success and generous philanthropist, obviously worried about this disparity in wealth and the likely immigration crisis for years. He sought a practical, if controversial solution by providing huge funding to enable women to obtain safe, primarily early abortions around the world. Read about his brave and prescient efforts here.

I say “Bravo, Mr. Buffett”, as I horrifyingly watch the likely Supreme Court’s possible erasure of Roe v Wade, which has allowed safe US abortions for almost 50 years.

The UN Climate meeting would have been a perfect forum to announce a carefully monitored worldwide Marshall Plan to assist those nations where poverty has brought starvation and vast human migration which can only grow worse and worse.

Let me add by saying to those with immense power and wealth, those intended masses are coming to our rich countries seeking relief. And they will come in vast numbers, mostly sans guns with apparent lack of capacity to make change, but they are coming here and all over the world.

Immigration will be the big issue in future US elections, making swift passage of Biden’s Build Back Better just the minimal start in satisfying enough voters to keep another Trump coup attempt from materializing!

Although one pundit thinks the politically wise move is to cool it, but bringing more equity to those that may mistakenly side with the Coup Creator, I feel that Mr. Biden needs to move forward on the BBB for now. Read the pundit’s view here.

By ignoring or substantially deferring fixing our climate and reducing human numbers (and thereby the growing pain of more and more humans) humans are likely soon find life on earth increasingly uninhabitable.

The fact the several of the Earth’s biggest polluters, China, India, and Russia, didn’t show up in Glasgow for the UN Climate meeting heightens concern for achieving a quick enough response to save all of us from disaster. We have the money, the brains and science to save the world. Do we have the guts?

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?” and “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population”.

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