How a Critical Mass of Culture Can Fight the Artificial Fiscal Cliff

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How a Critical Mass of Culture Can Fight the Artificial Fiscal Cliff How a Critical Mass of Culture Can Fight the Artificial Fiscal Cliff
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How a Critical Mass of Culture Can Fight the Artificial Fiscal Cliff

by Rebuild The Dream

December 25, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff Is Fiction, by Querido Galdo



ARTSTRIKE is a partnership between my organization, Rebuild the Dream, CultureStrike and 5D Stories. We believe that if we put impact art in front of enough people, it can change the conversation.

The top newspapers in the country today will only reach a million or two people. I believe that if every person reading this or visiting ARTSTRIKE today shares it with their friends, we can actually reach far more. That's sorely needed, because today's national conversation happening is utterly divorced from the reality in our neighborhoods.

Our friends can't find jobs, while our leaders debate debt. Families can't afford food, while Wall Street frets about the "injustice" of paying just a bit more in taxes. The ladder to the American Dream gets harder and harder to climb, while Congress plots new cuts to education, healthcare, and help for our elderly.

It's all encapsulated in the so-called "fiscal cliff," an invented crisis that makes us feel like we're out of money and out of time. But the truth is, it's nothing more than a "fiscal bluff" concocted to get the American people to fold. We're told that our country is broke, when the truth is that all of us are being robbed.

Look, listen, and spread the word. Share the pieces above. Visit rebuildthedream.com/artstrike to see more. Join ARTSTRIKE, and help us change the conversation.

Van Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times Best Sellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives in 2012 and beyond.

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