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How the Super-Rich Are Abandoning America
Society & Culture  (tags: the super rich, greed, middle class, society, culture, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, sadness )

- 1595 days ago -
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 )

- 1609 days ago -
"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 )

- 1660 days ago -
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 )

- 1966 days ago -
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 )

- 2081 days ago -
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 )

- 2645 days ago -
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 )

- 3009 days ago -
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 )

- 3069 days ago -
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 )

- 3140 days ago -
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 )

- 3148 days ago -
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 )

- 3153 days ago -
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
A Change In How The Rich Are Seen
Society & Culture  (tags: money, society, ethics, economy, corporate, greed, corruption, dishonesty, consumers, americans, culture, rights, abuse )

- 3285 days ago -
A few years ago it was common to think of the rich as a special breed. We may soon come around to George Orwell's view that the only difference between rich and poor is income: "The average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit"
Like a Rock
Society & Culture  (tags: families, engagements, marriage, jewelry, diamonds, uncertainty, greed )

- 3430 days ago -
A man who isn't sure he wants to propose and a family's tussle over an heirloom diamond ring he wants to give as the engagement ring if he does. Am I the only one who is creeped out by everyone in this tale?
Recourse Rare for Witch Hunt Victims in India
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, culture, death, Idia, witch hunt, burning times, false accusations, greed, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, murder, police, politics, rights, violence, women )

- 3895 days ago -
Women in some parts of India remain vulnerable to accusations of witchcraft that push them out of home and family. Advocates say there is little recourse for victims. The burning times still exist...

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