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The apparent end of public education as we know it in Philadelphia

We’ve talked at length on this site, over the past several years, about the coordinated campaign to dismantle public education in the United States. Sadly, Michigan is often at the forefront of this national conservative movement. Images of pregnant teenage girls being arrested as they try to keep their schools from closing and boys picketing […]

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I can’t help but think that the rich are going to regret this…

I’ve read that the wealth disparity in America is greater than that in Egypt, where the masses just recently rose up and took back their country. Conventional wisdom seems to be that it can’t happen here, though. Americans, it’s thought, are a complacent bunch, as long as they have decent football to watch, an ample […]

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Joseph Stiglitz on the widening wealth disparity in America

In the current issue of Vanity Fair, Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has an article on the detrimental effects of the widening wealth disparity in America. Here’s a clip: …It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened has not in fact happened. The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly […]

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Billionaires stepping up, acknowledging their good fortune, and doing what’s right

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett have challenged their fellow American billionaires to pledge at least half of their net worth to charity, either in their lifetimes or at their death. And, always one to lead by example, Warren Buffet today announced that he would be donating all but 1% of his wealth. Following […]

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