Said by Mark in another thread: "Progressives are actually regressives, demanding that the common people reassume their roles as serfs to their Lords (namely, them). The proper term for a Progressive is actually Leftist." I started another thread since that thread had been pretty well derailed. But the more I thought about the comment above the more I was sure Mark was confused about his terms. Lords were the owners of property and serfs worked the property. The modern extension of lords and serfs could not be any clearer than the CEO's and the shareholders of corporations and the workers who provide the labor for the profit. Nothing could be more cementing of this relationship than the recent tax bill enacted at the behest of our president and his Republican majority. Max rates for corporations were nearly cut in half with no end date. Meanwhile the tax breaks for the middle class were minuscule in comparison and expire! The same administration has repeatedly said they would replace The ACA with a better plan and so far all they have done is tried their best to dismantle ACA and eliminate healthcare for millions of those least able to pay for it. The challenge approaching all economies is to keep people employed in the age of AI and computerization. Employment and pride of a good job is the key and the basis of our country.