Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
It's an example of something we see all the time. We do have cleaner air and water, thanks to decades of work by people committed to making that happen, and some fairly wide reaching laws regulating pollution on a national level. And now that the air and water is fairly clean, conservatives can pretend that the laws that, e.g. eliminated lead from gasoline, are no longer needed because the markets that failed before we had big government intervene and regulate pollution will work better next time, or this time the states won't compete for almighty JOBS! by offering the lowest common denominator environmental destination for industry.
The plutocrats and their conservative allies constantly try to convince us that individual initiative is the only way to achieve a rewarding work life and that we need to accept the ups and downs of the global economy and corporate/plutocrat decisions. My point is that workers and others can organize, take action to create alternative business models and implement regulations so that workers aren't divided and conquered by plutocrats trying to maximize profits by sacrificing their employee's quality of life.
"Two big groups of retailers and apparel brands have completed a major step toward advancing garment-factory safety in Bangladesh: They have finished inspecting nearly 1,700 factories in that country.
A European-dominated group — the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, with 189 corporate members, including H&M and Carrefour — said on Tuesday that it had found more than 80,000 safety problems in the 1,106 factories it inspected.
The other — an American-dominated group, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety — completed inspections in July of the 587 factories that its 26 members, including Walmart, Gap and Target, use in that country.
The groups are working with Bangladeshi factory owners to promote safety and finance improvements, like fireproof doors or fire-sprinkler systems, that are required for garment factories 75 feet or taller in Bangladesh...."
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"