I was watching Robert Reich’s Inequality for All with some friends the other day. One of my friends kept commenting on how Reich was doing a great job of describing the problem but he wasn’t providing a solution. As I thought about it I realized that Reich was providing the answer. We, meaning you and I, have to collectively decide that our labor is worth something. We have to make business understand that without us they will go out of business. We are their customers and if we cannot buy their products then they will go out of business. Raise wages or lower prices to make it affordable to live. Quit giving exorbitant pay increases to executives while claiming that high labor costs is keeping them from being competitive in a world market. Emulate the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s when all shared and prospered.