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America is Disneyland

By Chris Kanthan Source: Activist Post Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth! Millions of families visit the theme park every year to enjoy the magical place of rides, spectacular shows and cheerful cartoon figures. Everything is clean, perfect and … Continue reading

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It Is Bettter to Light One Candle than to Curse the Darkness

By Harvey Lothian Source: Dissident Voice The world is in bad shape. Every reasonably intelligent, aware, objective person in the world knows, if only intuitively, that something is very, very wrong. There should not be this many armed conflicts, this much … Continue reading

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“Why Don’t You Just Get a Better Job” and Other Dumb Shit People Say to Low-Income Earners Stuck in Precarious Work

By Chloe Ann King Source: The Hampton Institute For most of my working life I have been stuck in the hospitality industry which is lowly paid, painfully precarious and poorly regulated. In New Zealand, where I live, hospitality employers mostly … Continue reading

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Life’s Most Important Dramas Are Being Disrupted

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Washington’s Blog The idea that human life subdivides rather naturally into stages is based on our natural progression from childhood into adulthood and eventual (if we’re lucky) old age. Confucian thought views life as a … Continue reading

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The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism”

By James Petras Source: Dissident Voice About 75% of US employees work 40 hours or longer, the second longest among all OECD countries, exceeded only by Poland and tied with South Korea. In contrast, only 10% of Danish workers, 15% … Continue reading

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Billionaire Fears The Poor RIsing Up Against The Rich

By Stephen D. Foster Jr. Source: Popular Resistance A billionaire finally had a epiphany and told all his wealthy friends about it. Johann Rupert is the filthy rich owner of Richemont, a luxury goods company that serves as parent company … Continue reading

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On the Meaning of “Middle Class” and the State of the Middle Class

By Dr. Nicholas Partyka Source: The Hampton Institute When politicians talk, one of the recurring themes about which they spew platitudes is the economy. It would be the subject of another essay to unpack what is meant by “the economy” … Continue reading

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Overcoming the American Dream

By Frank Castro Source: The Hampton Institute “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.” – James Baldwin My house sat tucked a mile deep, wrapped in 500 acres of sprawling oaks … Continue reading

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