The stock market’s gone wild – mostly down. How are your stocks doing? Oh, you don’t have any stocks. Then you are just like most workers, but you are still at the mercy of the stock market and its boom-and-bust cycles.

With or without stocks, we suffer the ups and downs of the capitalist system: the sudden job losses, inflation, housing availability swings, and other ills that naturally go along with the money-driven capitalist economic system.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a planned economy, one focused on human needs not corporate greed, we can smooth out the ups and downs of our economic life. Let’s build a society based on what people need, not what a few people can get rich on. Let’s put an end to this crazy capitalist experiment and build a socialist society where everyone does better when everyone does better.

– John C. Reiger, Peace and Freedom Party State Chair


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