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Local Jails Profit From Warehousing State Prisoners
Society & Culture  (tags: jails, greed, ethics, government, crime, culture, society, politics )

Cal
- 64 days ago - occupy.com
As some states embark on efforts to reduce prison populations, local officials who for years have received financial incentives to house state prisoners in their jails are now faced with the threat of a loss of revenue.
Religious Kids Are More Selfish and Sadistic, According to Science
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, children, altruism, punishment, cruelty, sharing, selfishness, greed )

Freya
- 255 days ago - alternet.org
An eye-opening new study finds children of faith are less likely to share, more likely to mete out punishment.
TThe Reality Tale of Two Education Systems: One for the Poor, and One for the Rest
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, education, children, ethics, corporatization of education, greed, society, politics, government, abuse, americans )

Cal
- 593 days ago - alternet.org
New data reveals our public--not private--school system is among the best in the world.
Shocking Facts About America's For-Profit Prison Industry
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, corrections, profit, industry, capitalism, greed )

Freya
- 664 days ago - truth-out.org
Unbeknownst to many, the prison system has become a for-profit business in which inmates are the product-a system that has shocking similarities to another human-based business from America's past: slavery.
How the Super-Rich Are Abandoning America
Society & Culture  (tags: the super rich, greed, middle class, society, culture, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, sadness )

Carrie
- 1026 days ago - thecontributor.com
As they accumulate more and more wealth, the very rich have less need for society. At the same time, they've convinced themselves that they made it on their own, and that contributing to societal needs is unfair to them.
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
- 1040 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?
Chasing the White House CéZannes (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Charles A. Loeser bequest, Cezanne, White House, greed, corruption, culture, ethics, arts, celebrity, sadness, philanthropy, government, law, interesting, dishonesty, americans )

Carrie
- 1091 days ago - latimes.com
A remarkable bequest to the White House of eight invaluable paintings by a Postimpressionist master got diverted more than 60 years ago. The mess still has not been untangled.
Against the Destruction of the World By Greed
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, greed, far right, environment, ethics, world, society, government, corruption, dishonesty, culture, humans )

Carrie
- 1397 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
This coming year may see a dramatic increase in hunger due to rising food prices from crop failures, including this summer's in the U.S. Midwest after a scorching drought in which the Mississippi River nearly ran dry and crops withered.
Time to Get Crazy
Society & Culture  (tags: Crazy Horse, Tasunke Witko, American Indian, Native American, Dominent Culture, Capitalism, hoarding, exploitation, redistribution, respect, communal ethic, greed )

Dandelion
- 1512 days ago - truthdig.com
Native societies, redistributed wealth to gain respect, and those who hoarded were detested, they upheld a communal ethic that had to be obliterated and replaced with the greed, ceaseless exploitation of the self in order to fuel capitalist expansion.
The 10 Greediest People of the Year
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, dishonesty, news, culture, society, greed, politics, media, celebrity, world, usa, abuse, humans )

Cal
- 2076 days ago - alternet.org
They came, they saw, they took it all. Welcome to the world where thieves have no honor, and those who hone their talents hammering the rest of us are lavishly rewarded.
Anthony Marshall Sentenced to 1 to 3 Yrs. in Prison for Fleecing Mother, Brooke Astor, Out of Estate
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, looters, mother, greed, police, law )

Lone
- 2440 days ago - nydailynews.com
disgraced son, arrives at his sentencing Monday. Related NewsArticlesBrooke Astor heir Anthony Marshall to be sentenced todayBrooke Astor's butler comes to her defense, rips Marshall, wife as cold and neglectfulBrooke Astor's son will be home
Study Released: Average and Total Numbers of Animals Who Died to Feed Americans (2008)
Society & Culture  (tags: meat consumption, America, meat eaters, greed, selfishness, animal abuse, animal slaughter, animal death, animal misery, vegan diet )

IE
- 2500 days ago - upc-online.org
Shocking statistics on the mass murder of other beings to "feed" the "average American." If we truly "are what we eat," what does this say about human societies who keep billions of creatures for execution, like prisoners, merely for "consumption?"
Ex-Knicks Coach Rick Pitino Cops to Sex With Accused Blackmailer Karen Sypher, Paid $3G for Abortion
Society & Culture  (tags: women, blackmail, Millions, crime, greed, sex )

Lone
- 2571 days ago - nydailynews.com
Former Knicks head coach Rick Pitino admitted having sex with and paying for an abortion for a woman charged with trying to blackmail him for $10 million, it was reported on Tuesday
Wilderness Wal-Mart
Society & Culture  (tags: wal-mart, business, society, corporations, greed )

Lone
- 2579 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Wal-Mart plans to become the first large retailer in the predominantly rural county. With the state unemployment rate at 7.3 percent, the jobs and tax revenue promised by the coming of a major retailer are more than welcome to Orange County residents. Bu
Lower the Cost of Calls From Prison! PLEASE SIGN??? THINK OF US PARENTS
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, safety, rights, GREED, government, freedoms, children, family, environment, abuse, politics, ethics )

Linda
- 2584 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
With 2.2 million incarcerated in the USA, many of you already know how much it costs to accept a collect call from prison.Prisons are filled disproportionately with people who live under the poverty line. Fathers of children, sons of mothers, sisters of
 

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