Two minutes every four years, just going into the voting booth to choose a president, is hardly a sufficient tool to leverage the changes which we both need and are possible. As author Paul Street points out, idling capital is what has historically worked. A recent example is the airport workers action which put a quick stop to the government shut down. Candidates for president offer varying degrees of progressive populism, and sometimes it’s just a pose.  Average citizens are hardly powerless despite the widely held belief. Thunder from the grassroots, idling capital, is what makes elected officials take notice and act.

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