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Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn

By Adam Johnson Source: FAIR You’ve seen or heard or read the personal interest story a thousand times: An enterprising seven-year-old collects cans to save for college (ABC7, 2/8/17), a man with unmatched moxie walks 15 miles to his job (Today, 2/20/17), … Continue reading

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The Unifying Force of War Abolition

By David Swanson Source: Let’s Try Democracy Remarks at United National Antiwar Coalition in Richmond, Virginia, on June 18, 2017. It’s not unusual for an activist, focused on one of the millions of worthy causes out there, to try to … Continue reading

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The United States of Work

Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we’re not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn’t hold? By Miya Tokumitsu Source: New Republic Work no longer works. “You need to acquire … Continue reading

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Why Are We Still Working?

By Mike Dowson Source: NewMatilda.com This may be an opportune moment to consider the question. Especially if you’re not actually working. You may have retired. Perhaps you’ve just left university, considering your options. Perhaps you’re taking a welcome break. Maybe … Continue reading

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Forget Techno-Optimism: We Can’t Innovate Our Way Out of Inequality

By Chris Lehmann Source: In These Times Toward the end of his 250-page hymn to digital-age innovation, The Industries of the Future, Alec Ross pauses to offer a rare cautionary note. Silicon Valley may have incubated all the wonders and … Continue reading

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Dead, White, and Blue

The Great Die-Off of America’s Blue Collar Whites  By Barbara Ehrenreich Source: TomDispatch.com The white working class, which usually inspires liberal concern only for its paradoxical, Republican-leaning voting habits, has recently become newsworthy for something else: according to economist Anne Case and … Continue reading

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The lottery and social despair in America

By Andre Damon Source: WSWS.org This mania, so generally condemned, has never been properly studied. No one has realized that it is the opium of the poor. Did not the lottery, the mightiest fairy in the world, work up magical … Continue reading

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Oil and Money – Lessons Learned

This is a concluding post for an excellent 7 part long-form series featured on the Hipcrime Vocab blog. While this serves as an adequate synopsis of what was covered, I highly recommend the series for it’s depth and scope starting … Continue reading

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