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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

Politics

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

The USA

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

Politics

Low pay, high dependency

In these posts here and here we discussed the wealth disparity between Wales and the rest of the UK, most notably London.

We looked at wealth creation and disposable income. 1,026 more words

Economy

London finance trumps Welsh manufacturing

In this post we discussed the wealth gap in Wales, based on ONS figures showing Household Disposable Incomes in the UK.

A household can only have disposable income if there is money coming in. 801 more words

Economy