All my regular readers know that black economist Thomas Sowell is my favorite economist, but that’s only because he writes so many USEFUL books on so many topics. 713 more words
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From Esquire.com It was a Biblical beatdown. Getty BY CHARLES P. PIERCE AUG 22, 2017 While the president* was fastening on his Serious World Leader face Monday night, Speaker Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from the state of Wisconsin, was facing a carefully tailored audience at a CNN “town hall” in Racine.
When I was very young, our church became involved in the War on Poverty outlined by the Johnson administration (1964). My father attended events and marches to raise awareness about the fact that many people in this wealthy nation, the USA, were struggling–even starving. 652 more words
Prison system creates opportunities for cronies to use state incarceration to extort money from families of those incarcerated.
A new law could alleviate hardship for those thrown into debt—or jail—because of mounting fines. But does it go far enough?
“Debtors’ prisons were outlawed nationally in 1833, but their essential function nevertheless… 76 more words