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Plans to deregulate Wall Street

I am not an economist, but, intuitively, Trumps plan to deregulate Wall Street seems very wrong to me. In January, Oxfam researchers declared that just 8 men own the same wealth as half of the world. 236 more words


Calling Working People of All Colors


Author: Ebony Slaughter-Johnson

Emphasis Mine

A little over 80 years ago, NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois wrote “Black Reconstruction in America,” a groundbreaking essay that looked at… 546 more words

What makes a conservative.

I didn’t really intend to post this, but i know of no other way to get a document into an online discussion.  I look forward to some feedback. 219 more words


US average income in gold terms from 1960 to 2016

Average annual US income in 1960 was around 4500 dollars. In gold terms, this was 128.5 ounces of gold. Gold being fixed at 35 dollars an ounce. 435 more words


Women Empowerment in Developing Nations

photos courtesy of Global Women’s Water Initiative

“Women are the major change-makers on the ground in the developing world, but they are not equipped with the necessary tools and resources to excel,” said Natika Washington, director of Global Programs in the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, in an interview with the Washington Post. 504 more words

Social Justice

Wealth and the Way of Republics Past - A Harbinger?

“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”

― Plutarch

Those who read my ramblings know I’ve written several posts on the poor and hungry here in the Central Valley of California, that it is synonymous to the Appalachian region of the eastern US in the early 20th century, with a standard of living comparable to third world countries (and according to a report being released today by Children Now – a non-partisan national and state advocacy organization – overall Fresno County ranks last in the state for child welfare and well-being with the highest concentration of poverty than anywhere else in California.) And yet, California, in terms of Gross Domestic Product, is the richest state in the richest country in the world, and if California were a country it would be the sixth-largest economy in the world. 147 more words

Is taxation fair? Not bloody likely.

This is something I found and I really thank Idontknowwhy for it.

How I Converted My Republican Co Worker on Tax Policy

by Idontknowwhy

In a typical water fountain discussion my conservative republican co worker raised the issue of his 2014 taxes and how unfair our tax system is when he has to pay 28% to the feds on his six figure income while so many people paid nothing.   967 more words