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Society & Culture

We're the Antidote to the Extremists
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Rawabi, government, Human Rights, freedoms, society, culture, world, rights, economy, jobs, good news, news )

Carrie
- 22 days ago - peacenow.org
There is a new West Bank development that can advance the cause of the two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The development is the almost completed Palestinian city of Rawabi, 5 miles north of Ramallah and 12 miles north of Jerusalem.
How Detroit Is Splitting Into Two Cities for Rich and Poor
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, culture, americans, economy, Detroit, business, abuse )

Cal
- 41 days ago - alternet.org
A journey across a city divided post-bankruptcy.
America Is Home to More Dollar Stores Than McDonald's
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, 'Dollar Stores', antitrust, economy, society, humans, interesting, family, ethics )

Carrie
- 111 days ago - marketwatch.com
Family Dollar FDO, -1.19% on Friday rejected the buyout proposal from Dollar General because of antitrust regulatory concerns. In an attempt to ease those concerns, Dollar General DG, -2.28% had said it was willing to divest 1,500, or 7.7%, of the...
New Poll: Americans Are More Cynical and Anxious About the Economy Than Ever
Society & Culture  (tags: economy, recession, polls, employment )

Freya
- 120 days ago - alternet.org
A newly released study looking into the consequences of the recession for workers has revealed that seven out of 10 Americans say the impact of the Great Recession is permanent, despite lower unemployment and stock market gains.
Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, income, economy, wages, wealth, solutions )

Freya
- 123 days ago - yesmagazine.org
Having poor people in the richest country in the world is a choice. We have the money to solve this. But do we have the will?
How Target Is Infiltrating Public Schools to Build Customers for Life
Society & Culture  (tags: corporate, consumers, americans, economy, money, news, society, children, education, politics )

Cal
- 145 days ago - alternet.org
"I want to be able to do my job without feeling subservient to corporate power," says this teacher-librarian.
Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?
Society & Culture  (tags: education, crime, politics, society, economy, colleges as a business, administrators thriving, abuse, news, government )

Cal
- 153 days ago - truth-out.org
Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators--unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt)―are thriving.
How the South Is Becoming a Solid Band of Poverty: One in Three Live in Poor Neighborhoods
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, society, usa, the south, culture, economy, americans, education, government, politics, usa )

Cal
- 176 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
In the South, more than 30percent live in high poverty areas, which have at least 20percent of residents living below the federal poverty line--More than 25percent of the country - 77million Americans - lives in high poverty areas
POOR PEOPLE: Hungry, Tired and Stressed Out
Society & Culture  (tags: money, news, politics, society, ECONOMY, poor people, economy family, culture, americans, society, usa )

Cal
- 187 days ago - money.cnn.com
From going to bed hungry to running from debt collectors, the nation's poorest are stressed out in ways most of us can't imagine.
The Purely Economic Case For Providing Housing To The Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, society, ethics, economy, interesting, humans, government )

Carrie
- 214 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Even if you don't think society has a moral obligation to care for the least among us, a new study underscores that we have a financial obligation to do so. Leaving a homeless person on The Streets: $31,065. Giving them housing: $10,051.
Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families
Society & Culture  (tags: housign crisis, rent, poor people, affordability, politics, economy, society, usa, freedoms )

Cal
- 215 days ago - npr.org
The U.S. is in the midst of what Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan calls the "worst rental affordability crisis" ever. Poor families are being hit the hardest: an overwhelming majority spend more than half of their incomes on rent
JUSTICE FOR RANA PLAZA SURVIVORS
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, government, media, news, healthcare, politics, business, consumers, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, finance, government, humans, money, news, politics, society, wal-mart, world, debt, economy, abuse, cover-up, lies, marketing, investors, labor, tec )

Wendy
- 237 days ago - credomobilize.com
My name is Aklima Khanam. I'm 20 years old -On the morning of April 24th, the management forced us into the factory using physical violence - Moments later the building collapsed. A machine fell on top of me. I was trapped under it..Read on & please sign
Homeless in the Magic Kingdom: Desperate Families Living in the Shadow of Disney's Booming Service Economy
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, homelessness, homeless shelters, motels, society, economy, family, government, rights, children, ethics )

Carrie
- 245 days ago - news.nationalpost.com
The Johnsons are among a growing number of families living in hotels in this Florida tourist corridor because they can't afford anything else and because their county has no shelters for the estimated 1,216 homeless households with children.
How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, family, culture, economy, world, education, interesting )

Carrie
- 251 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Here's a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump. A movie ticket set you back 20 cents. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the year's bestselling hardcover book, was $2.75.
How Economic Inequality Kills
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, news, economy, usa, society, politics, culture )

Cal
- 289 days ago - alternet.org
The appalling human costs of our current economic system.
 

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