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Reader's View: Tax cuts for the rich?! Now?!

Both the stock market and the carbon-dioxide content of the atmosphere are at record levels. The former demonstrates the delusion of unlimited growth, and the latter shows the limits to growth.

Yet science finds itself under attack while the mass-psychosis of capitalism gets a free pass. Americans are not only dumbed-down regarding critical thinking and their own history, they also possess a compassion deficit and are heedless of the suffering of anyone outside of their small circles.

At a time when half of Americans cannot handle a $500 emergency, Republicans demand austerity to pay for tax cuts for the rich. As singer Bruce Cockburn once sang, "The trouble with normal is it always gets worse."

David A Sorensen