Many in Baltimore would say No.
When rioters cut the water hoses as firemen struggle to keep a fire from consuming an entire neighbor, you scratch your head.
When violent looters take advantage of the valid protest for color-blind justice, it is sad.
It seems there is a latent underlying sense of powerless in so many.
Our economy and society depend on most people feeling the system is working for them.
But a growing sense of powerlessness in all aspects of our lives
-- as workers, consumers, and voters --
is convincing most people the system is working only for those at the top.
Powerlessness comes from a lack of meaningful choice.
Big institutions don't have to be responsive to us
because we can't penalize them by going to a competitor.
Fifty years ago, a third of private-sector workers belonged to labor unions.
This gave workers bargaining power to get a significant share of the economy's gains along with better working conditions -- and a voice.
Now, fewer than 7 percent of private sector workers are unionized.
The companies we work for,
the businesses we buy from,
and the political system we participate in all seem to have grown less accountable.
I hear it over and over:
They don't care; our voices don't count.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?