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Chris Hedges: Let's Get This Class War Started
Society & Culture  (tags: chris hedges, democracy, economy, government, greed, history, money, oligarchy, politics, rich people, wall street, wealth )

Judy
- 328 days ago - truthdig.com
"We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are," Wendell Berry writes. "Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers?
The Jungle: Thousands of Homeless People Live in Shantytowns at the Epicenter of High-Tech, Super-Rich Silicon Valley
Society & Culture  (tags: class warfare, news, poverty, usa, economy, class divides, world, society, politics, rights, freedoms, government, ethics )

Cal
- 272 days ago - alternet.org
Residents of Silicon Valley's largest homeless encampment illustrate the widening divide between the nation's haves and have-nots.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Ban Exotic Pets! Keep Big Cats Out of Bigger Danger
Society & Culture  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, environment, forests, destruction, endangered, protection, wildlife, nature, money, society, dishonesty, corruption, business, cover-up, abuse, lies, humans, economy, treatment, safety, prevention, healthcare, health, diet, nutri )

Kelly
- 337 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 big cats, such as tigers, lions, and jaguars, are still being bred and raised by private citizens throughout the U.S. As these animals grow, their care worsens.
Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle Class
Society & Culture  (tags: society, education, family, economy, job skills, Americans, children )

Carrie
- 306 days ago - americanprogress.org
A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, finds that we are failing to ensure that adults keep pace with the increasing need for basic and advanced skills...
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
- 72 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
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
- 110 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
POOR PEOPLE: Hungry, Tired and Stressed Out
Society & Culture  (tags: money, news, politics, society, ECONOMY, poor people, economy family, culture, americans, society, usa )

Cal
- 83 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.
How Economic Inequality Kills
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, news, economy, usa, society, politics, culture )

Cal
- 184 days ago - alternet.org
The appalling human costs of our current economic system.
Lonelier and Poorer: The Incredibly Depressing Future for Americans
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, U.S., family, society, culture, economy, sadness, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 355 days ago - qz.com
Let's face it. When push comes to shove, we all die utterly alone. And apparently, more of us are living that way too, according to recent updates on the declining marriage rate in the US and its negative impact on American family finances.
How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, family, culture, economy, world, education, interesting )

Carrie
- 147 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.
The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Poverty and Income Data
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, poverty, income, economy, family, society, ethics, government, politics, rights, sadness, news )

Carrie
- 362 days ago - americanprogress.org
As Congress prepares for yet another fiscal showdown, new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau should be a wake-up call that it is time to move away from a wrong-headed austerity agenda and pivot to a focus on creating jobs, boosting wages,and...
The Purely Economic Case For Providing Housing To The Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, society, ethics, economy, interesting, humans, government )

Carrie
- 110 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.
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
- 142 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.
 

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