Drew Rodgers

I live in Norway with my wife, Inger, and our cat T.J. Maxx and teach International Business Communications at Oslo University College School of Business.

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Don’t Tell Us What to Do

Many Americans, and especially those who voted for Trump, complain that the liberal elite is constantly telling them what to do. As if government shouldn’t do anything. It is as if, people just want to be left alone. Unfortunately, that attitude carried to extremes would lead to anarchy where there were no laws, no restrictions on Wall Street greed, no regulation for working life including a decent minimum wage, no restriction on pollution where companies like Pacific Gas and Electric could pollute the local ground water with carcinogenic waste like Chromium 6, which they did and Du Pont and 3M did with waste from producing Teflon. Do they mean that the government shouldn’t tell them to have health insurance, a living wage, clean air and water and affordable education? As I said below, American society is so titled toward the rich that our society is at risk of becoming an oligarchy. Shouldn’t governments assure that society is democratic with a fair sharing of opportunity and even wealth. At present, our society is ranked 21st in a ranking as to how democratic our society is. So maybe our government should do more than less. If we reelect Trump we can be sure that government will stay out of our lives as those who complain about the liberal elite seem to want. But maybe that is not what will benefit the 80% of us and not just the upper 20% and especially the upper 1%. So maybe we should wake up and try to understand that a government functions best for all of us when it actually does something. who complain about the liberal elite seem to want. But maybe that is not what will benefit the 80% of us and not just the upper 20% and especially the upper 1%. So maybe we should wake up and try to understand that a government functions best for all of us when it actually does something.

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