Category Archives: poverty

Marx Warned Us

Capitalism Is Beyond Saving, and America Is Living Proof By Jacob Bacharach/ Truthdig/ August 31, 2018     Policies that fail in the same way over and over are not failing. Someone is lying about their intent. The drug war … Continue reading

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Immoral Decisions

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One-Sided Battle

WAR ON THE POOR The Shameful Ways the GOP Makes It Bad To Be Poor in 21st-Century America By Sasha Abramsky/Monterey County Weekly/ December 5, 2013 The past year hasn’t been a good one for poor people in America. First, … Continue reading

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IS CAPITALISM COMPATIBLE WITH CHRISTIANITY?

Pope Francis Strafes Libertarian Economics By Matthew Yglesias/ Slate/ November 26, 2013 Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation covers a number of topics, but really lights into libertarian economics. There’s a lot of stuff about Jesus in his thinking that I can’t really … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: The Cost of Hypercapitalism

by Jonathan Tasini/ Playboy/ October 17, 2013 At a time when politicians—particularly members of Congress—are almost universally reviled and blind partisanship seems to dictate the fate of every piece of legislation, one U.S. senator stands out as a unique voice. Bernie … Continue reading

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Neglecting the People

SYRIA AND THE REALITY AT HOME IN AMERICA By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ September 6, 2013 While all eyes are on Syria and America’s response, the real economy in which most Americans live is sputtering. More than four years after the … Continue reading

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“Helpless Before the Corporate Onslaught”

RISE UP OR DIE By Chris Hedges/ OpEdNews/ May 20, 2013   We stand helpless before the corporate onslaught. There is no way to vote against corporate power. Citizens have no way to bring about the prosecution of Wall Street … Continue reading

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AND THE POOR GET POORER

Some Filthy Facts About the Rich By Paul Buchheit/ Nation of Change/ August 26, 2013 First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1%. But the top 2-5% have also done quite well, increasing their inflation-adjusted wealth by 75 percent from 1983 … Continue reading

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WTF Are We Doing To Ourselves

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THE REAL ENEMY: GLOBAL CAPITALISM

Murdering the Wretched of the Earth By Chris Hedges/ Truthout/ August 14, 2013 focusonsocialism.ca Radical Islam is the last refuge of the Muslim poor. The mandated five prayers a day give the only real structure to the lives of impoverished … Continue reading

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