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February 23 2014

08:00

This Is Your Brain on Poverty: What Science Tells Us About Poverty

truth-out.org - By Christian Exoo, Calvin F. Exoo - Feb. 23 (Special Report) - Research has only recently been able to identify poverty as a causal factor (rather than merely correlational) in debilitating medical conditions that leave people sick, unable to work and unable to think - all factors that then perpetuate poverty, leaving the poor trapped in a vicious biological cycle. So what can actual science (not Brooks' buzzword-laden version of it) tell us about poverty?

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February 22 2014

08:00

Anatomy of the Deep State

billmoyers.com - By Mike Lofgren - Feb. 22 (Opinion) - Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face.  Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome.  By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks …

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January 29 2014

08:00

You're Worth What You're Worth

Common Dreams - By Jon Stewart - Jan. 29 (Comedy News) - video

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January 28 2014

08:00

The Five Worst Things About The New Republican Proposal To Replace Obamacare

Think Progress - By Sy Mukherjee - Jan. 28 (Opinion) - The plan is a rehash of old conservative proposals that deregulate the insurance industry and pass costs onto consumers.The post The Five Worst Things About The New Republican Proposal To Replace Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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January 25 2014

08:00

Republicans believe rich people just work harder. So how do they explain these statistics?

Daily Kos - By Laura Clawson - Jan. 25 (Opinion) - Rich people are rich because they worked harder, my ass. This is a convenient belief if you're wealthy, but in the vast majority of cases, reality it is not. And on that mistaken—and often self-interested—belief rests a long list of Republican policy positions that are increasing inequality and poverty, year by year by year.

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January 22 2014

08:00

85 richest people own as much as bottom half of population, report says

Los Angeles Times - Jan. 22 (Special Report) - The 85 richest people on Earth have the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the population, according to a new report that highlights growing income inequality as political and business leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Those wealthy individuals are a small part of the richest 1% of the population, which combined owns about 46% of global wealth, according to the report from British humanitarian group Oxfam International.

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Tags: Poverty Wealth

January 09 2014

08:00

50 Years After LBJ's "War on Poverty," a Call for a New Fight Against 21st Century Inequality

Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez - Jan. 09 (Special Report) - Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched his "war of poverty," which led to many of the federal and state initiatives low-income Americans rely on today -- Medicaid, Medicare, subsidized housing, Head Start, legal services, nutrition assistance, raising the minimum wage, and later, food stamps and Pell grants. Five decades later, many say another war on poverty is needed. We are joined by Peter Edelman, author of "So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America." A faculty director at the Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy at Georgetown University, Edelman was a top adviser to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and a member of President Bill Clinton’s administration until he resigned in protest after Clinton signed the 1996 welfare reform law that threw millions of people off the rolls.

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Tags: Poverty
08:00

Why Expanding Social Security Is Crucial to Addressing Inequality in America in 2014

AlterNet - By Steve Rosenfeld - Jan. 09 (News Analysis) - In coming decades, America will face an economic crisis of epic proportions as tens of millions of citizens lean toward poverty as they reach their senior years. What is done about it will define what kind of country the U.S. will become.

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January 03 2014

08:00

NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality, Mass Displacement in Mexico

Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman - Jan. 03 (Special Report) - The North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada went into effect 20 years ago this week on January 1, 1994. The massive trade pact was signed into law by President Bill Clinton amidst great promise that it would raise wages, create jobs and even improve health and environmental safety standards. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished as companies sought lower wage workers in Mexico. Meanwhile, NAFTA has generated more poverty in Mexico, forcing millions of citizens to migrate to the United States in search of work. We speak to Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch and author of the new report, "NAFTA at 20."

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December 30 2013

08:00

3 Shocking Ways Inequality Keeps Getting Worse in America

AlterNet - By Paul Buchheit - Dec. 30 (Special Report) - Anyone reviewing the data is likely to conclude that there must be some mistake. It doesn't seem possible that one out of twenty American families could each have made a million dollars since Obama became President, while millions of American families' net worth has barely recovered. But the evidence comes from numerous reputable sources.

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08:00

Elizabeth Warren: It's the Right of Every American to Retire with Dignity -- Why We Must Expand Social Security

AlterNet - By Elizabeth Warren - Dec. 30 (Opinion) - secure retirement is slowly slipping away. Families haven't been able to save as much as they used to, and only 18 percent of private-sector workers have defined benefit pensions today compared with 35 percent two decades ago. Forty-four million workers have no workplace retirement savings plan. With less savings and weaker private retirement protection, retirees depend more than ever on the safety and reliability of Social Security. Social Security also protects retirees' spouses and children, disabled workers, and family members who survive the death of the family's earner.

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December 29 2013

08:00

Beneath health law’s botched rollout is basic benefit for millions of uninsured Americans

Washington Post - By Lena H. Sun, Amy Goldstein - Dec. 29 (Special Report) - Adam Peterson’s life is about to change. For the first time in years, he is planning to do things he could not have imagined. He intends to have surgery to remove his gallbladder, an operation he needs to avoid another trip to the emergency room. And he’s looking forward to running a marathon in mid-January along the California coast without constant anxiety about what might happen if he gets injured. ...

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08:00

A Rare Elected Voice for Socialism Pledges to Be Heard in Seattle

New York Times - By By KIRK JOHNSON - Dec. 29 (Special Report) - Kshama Sawant will join the City Council on Jan. 1 as one of the nation’s few elected socialists, a political brand most officials run from.

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December 28 2013

08:00

Saint Ayn Rand visits the day after Christmas!

Daily Kos - By Mark Fiore - Dec. 28 (Comedy News) - Get ready for a visit from Saint Ayn Rand on the day after Christmas! With a million and a half people losing their unemployment benefits, there'll be tough times ahead for all you "moochers." But don't worry, Rand Paul and crew are just trying to help you, promise.

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December 26 2013

08:00

A Step Toward Affordable Housing - New York Times

New York Times - By The Editorial Board - Dec. 26 (Editorial) - Editorial: A Step Toward Affordable Housing

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08:00

The Patchwork Nation

New York Times - By Adewale Maja Pearce - Dec. 26 (Opinion) - In 2005, the National Intelligence Council, an independent group that advises Washington’s director of central intelligence, published a report that raised the specter of “the outright collapse of Nigeria.” It echoed an earlier council report on global trends through 2015 that was pessimistic about the future of the so-called giant of Africa.

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08:00

Women Are Swelling the Ranks of People Living in Extreme Poverty in America

AlterNet - By Ruth Rosen - Dec. 26 (Special Report) - Republicans find women’s appetite, as opposed to that of children, an embarrassment, hinting of sexual desire. Perhaps it is because this is part of the Republican war on women’s reproductive freedom: a single mother with children is somehow guilty of bringing on her own poverty. Whatever the reason, the rhetoric does not match the reality.

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08:00

Egypt’s military-backed government declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

Washington Post - By Erin Cunningham - Dec. 26 (News) - CAIRO — Egypt’s military-backed government announced Wednesday that it had formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, criminalizing the activities and finances of a movement that rose to power in national elections last year but has been crippled by a government crackdown since a coup in ...

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08:00

Massive Inequality Didn't Just Happen—It Was Engineered by Conservative Government Policies

AlterNet - By Dean Baker - Dec. 26 (Opinion) - Trade is probably the best place to start just because it is so obvious. Trade deals like NAFTA were quite explicitly designed to place our manufacturing workers in direct competition with the lowest paid workers in the world. The text was written after consulting with top executives at major companies like General Electric. Our negotiators asked these executives what changes in Mexico's law would make it easier for them to set up factories in Mexico. The text was written accordingly. When we saw factory workers losing their jobs to imports from Mexico and other developing countries, this was not an accident.

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December 25 2013

08:00

Editorial: The Global Cancer Burden - NY Times: Editorials

New York Times - By By THE EDITORIAL BOARD - Dec. 25 (Editorial) - Editorial: The Global Cancer Burden

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