I just saw Michael Moore’s documentary Sicko last night. I may not always agree with Moore’s solutions, but I sometimes do share his belief of what’s problematic in American society: in this case, access to good and reasonably priced healthcare, especially in a life-threatening, emergency situation or chronic, long-term care.
But that’s not what this post is about.
Instead, it’s about this: one of the experts interviewed was Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren. I thought, “Hey, she looks familiar.” And then I remembered seeing her as one of the pundits in another documentary that I saw not-too-long ago: Maxed Out. And I had the same feeling when I heard her as when I heard Suze Orman for the first time: “Hey, she’s right.”
Prof. Warren is talking about people like me — a member of the middle class — and just how fragile our situation can be and is. This fragility is scary, since a rigorous democracy depends on a solid, robust middle-class.
Look her up. She’s worth listening to.