Category Archives: Poverty

Stephen King, taxes and charities

Stephen King, taxes and charities What’s wrong with charities?  Well, nothing in themselves; people want to help others in difficulty and do so every day. It’s just that in a modern capitalist world, charity has been usurped into a business that … Continue reading

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11-18-11: The Day Everything Changed

11-18-11: The Day Everything Changed from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall One out of three Americans is destitute. Surely this is more important than 9-11. So where’s the outsized response?

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Book release: With Liberty and Justice for Some

Book release: With Liberty and Justice for Some BY GLENN GREENWALD (updated below – Update II – Update III) I’m genuinely excited today to announce the release of my new book, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used … Continue reading

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America’s real death panels

America’s real death panels from David Sirota By cutting food stamps and blocking smog regulations, Washington has a hand in killing thousands  TOPICS:HEALTH, BARACK OBAMA Remember the good ol’ days when Republicans were running around the country screaming that the Democrats’ proposal … Continue reading

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Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans (Not) Getting By (Again)

Tomgram: Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans (Not) Getting By (Again) Posted by Barbara Ehrenreich at 7:05am, August 9, 2011. It was at lunch with the editor of Harper’s Magazine that the subject came up: How does anyone actually live “on the wages available to the … Continue reading

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