March 28, 2014
"When it comes to Venezuela, John Kerry knows which side of the class war he is on."

Mark Weisbrot for the Guardian

January 6, 2014
Pope Francis Attacks ‘Idolatry Of Money’

jahanzebjz:

"As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems," he wrote.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

October 17, 2013
Next time you hear anyone bitch about how the rich pay more than their fair share… reflect on this data.Also.  Middle Class and Poor US Residents and Citizens, There are 27 American countries, one of them is the US.
diegueno:

National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare will tell you more.
Anyone who complains about the cost of entitlements who doesn’t have mad money in Singapore or Lichtenstein or doesn’t talk about raising revenue to pay for them is a tool.

Next time you hear anyone bitch about how the rich pay more than their fair share… reflect on this data.

Also.  Middle Class and Poor US Residents and Citizens, There are 27 American countries, one of them is the US.

diegueno:

National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare will tell you more.

Anyone who complains about the cost of entitlements who doesn’t have mad money in Singapore or Lichtenstein or doesn’t talk about raising revenue to pay for them is a tool.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

October 1, 2013
In case you’re one of the insane people who thinks this country represents progress and refinement….
brooklynmutt:

This is Birmingham, Alabama, 50 years ago this week
(via @BeschlossDC)

In case you’re one of the insane people who thinks this country represents progress and refinement….

brooklynmutt:

This is Birmingham, Alabama, 50 years ago this week

(via @BeschlossDC)

August 10, 2013

nachtbilder:

Justin Bartels - Impression (2012)

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via jayaprada)

July 18, 2013
workingamerica:

REBLOG if you agree that something is very wrong with this picture.

workingamerica:

REBLOG if you agree that something is very wrong with this picture.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

July 11, 2013
"Those who are financially secure tend to have family wealth. According to a 2012 Pew survey, 38 percent of millennials say their current financial situation is linked to their parents’ financial situation. Millennials are chastised for leaning on elders, but the new rules of the economy demand it. Unpaid internships are often prerequisites to full-time jobs, and the ability to take them is based on money, not merit. Young adults who live off wealthy parents are the lucky few. They can envision a future because they can envision its purchase. Almost everyone else is locked out of the game."

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/05/20135296372576387.html

July 10, 2013
"Financial journalist Gillian Tett notes how economic polarisation creates different cognitive maps. “If you were to ask wealthy Americans to visualise the future, they might well describe it as a carefully calibrated road along which they expect to travel,” she writes. “But if you ask poorer Americans, who are scrambling from pay cheque to pay cheque, they are more likely to perceive the future as a chaotic series of short-term cycles.”"

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/05/20135296372576387.html

July 4, 2013
Class and Terrorism... Facinating.

April 15, 2013
Most looked-up words: Socialism & Capitalism

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Little noticed by most Americans, Merriam Webster, one of the world’s most important dictionaries, announced a few months ago that the two most looked-up words in 2012 were “socialism” and “capitalism.”

Traffic for the pair on the company’s website roughly doubled from the year before. The choice was a “kind of no-brainer,” observed editor at large, Peter Sokolowski. “They’re words that sort of encapsulate the zeitgeist.”

Leading polling organizations have found converging results among younger Americans. Two recent Rasmussen surveys, for instance, discovered that Americans younger than 30 are almost equally divided as to whether capitalism or socialism is preferable. Another Pew survey found those aged 18 to 29 have a more favorable reaction to the term “socialism” by a margin of 49 to 43 percent.

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