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  • curatorofthisdigitalmorass
    27.09.2021 - 17 hours ago

    Almost half a million US households lack indoor plumbing: ‘The conditions are inhumane’

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  • whattolearntoday
    26.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    A bit of September 26th history...

    1665 - Height of the Great Plague of London as 7165 people die throughout the previous week 

    1789 - Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice

    1949 - Groundbreaking ceremony for the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, Los Angeles; the old Hollywoodland sign is torn down

    1964 - “Gilligan’s Island” debuts on CBS (pictured)

    1990 - Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating

    2010 - TV drama “Downton Abbey” premiers in UK

    2014 - WHO estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3091

    2017 - Saudi Arabia announces it is overturning its ban on women driving - last country in the world to do so

    2019 - US income inequality widest for over 50 years

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  • politijohn
    25.09.2021 - 2 days ago
    #eat the rich #tax the rich #billionaires should not exist #wealth inequality#income inequality#socioeconomic inequality#news
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  • joanspoliticalposts
    23.09.2021 - 4 days ago

    The US is not in this diagram, but it is more or less in the middle.

    Note the correlation between corruption and inequality: the higher the inequality, the higher the degree of corruption. The least corrupt states (e.g. Denmark) are also the most egalitarian. The opposite holds for corrupt states, say, the Dominican Republic...
    It makes a lot of sense that inequality and corruption are correlated, even though we can't say that one of the two causes the other. More likely, they go in parallel. Of course, in order to corrupt someone, you need to have much more money than they have. Could you corrupt Bill Gates? Of course not, but Bill Gates can corrupt anyone if he wants to. Conversely, in an egalitarian society, it is hard to corrupt a person, especially if you are linked to him or her by bonds involving honor and respect.
    Finally note that, if corruption is linked to inequality, the fact that most Western societies have become more unequal during the past decades means that also corruption has been on the increase -- and that seems to correspond to the general perception. It means that the West is less and less able to win wars, although it may well keep fighting them for the sake of those who profit from them.
    -- From https://thesenecaeffect.blogspot.com/2021/09/why-did-taliban-win-lessons-from.html
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  • pmmdj
    21.09.2021 - 6 days ago

    "People live in cities because there are more rental units. People live in cities because public transit is better, and mobility is easier. People live in cities because small towns are generally hostile to queer folks and immigrants. This isn’t rocket science.

    "Like asking poor people to leave cities is gentrification in action. 'Please vacate this space, it’s a designated rich space now', sincerely: fuck that. Policies can regulate housing and make cities more livable, direct your energy toward that shit.

    "Suggesting cities just got too expensive as if it were by accident and not a series of deliberate policy decisions intended to marginalized poor people just incentives marginalizing poor people even further. It’s not a solution.

    "And guess what happens to small towns when you forcibly resettle millions of poor people? They need transit and infrastructure to accommodate those people. Construction creates jobs and people migrate to where the jobs are.

    "They become cities.

    "This is like the most bandaid possible solution, kicking the can down the road because it’s profitable right now to push those poor people somewhere else, but it won’t solve the problem. Public housing, rent control, and vacancy taxes can.

    "And I have news for you: this is already a business strategy for real estate investors. They’re buying single family homes further out in anticipation of profiting on the helpless displacement of city dwellers. The housing bubble has already grown to include small towns.

    "Until regulations stop the commodification of housing and ensure that people have stable access to housing, we’re all fucked. It’s like we learned nothing from the last housing market crash."

    -Alex Arrelia

    (Original here.)

    #Alex Arrelia#quotes#city #welcome to america #gentrification #we're all in this together #income inequality#capitalism
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  • katslefty
    21.09.2021 - 1 week ago
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  • rincondeltraidor
    18.09.2021 - 1 week ago

    Corona Tales 33: haves & have nots

    Corona Tales 33: haves & have nots

    An upgrade for some, The soft reset of the world Bugged the rest of us

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  • curiousorigins
    16.09.2021 - 1 week ago

    Some days I can't help but think how utterly fantastic and good natured the many people I've met in my life.

    The boundless potential forces for good that have been fettered by circumstances of birth.

    And boy does that frustrate me. I have friends who wanted to be doctors. Who studied like crazy, got EMT/CNA certifications while still on high school.

    They were set to do important things and help people. But location drives so much of opportunities, wealth the second. Who you know determines so much of what's possible and when every one you know can't afford medical care and are lucky to keep a place to sleep... you don't know the right people to get there.

    We're talking did everything right in high school, got into every college applied, national honors society, valedictorian or near enough people. The kind that did get full rides or near them.

    I can't think of a single one who finished college. And not because they pulled a Steve Jobs, or Facebook dude garbage. Because their parent's got cancer. They lost the place they lived. Their sibling went to jail and someone had to take care of their kids. They got into a car accident and the bills were too much.

    Crazy smart, crazy hard-working, and crazy good people. Who are pretty much working at McDonald's. And honestly, if they could afford life while working there and it made them happy... I'd be happy for them.

    But it isn't a choice that they made, not really. It was do this, or don't eat. It's keeping their head above water.

    I look at all these blue collar and white collar workers who are valued slightly more than these days wonderful people... And they're not better than them.

    Hell, I went to college and ended up having to drop out same as them. Circumstances out of my control. They were smarter than a lot of the professors too. More clever than important fancy professionals. I knew lawyers and judges and have known doctors.

    All that. Did everything right. Worked hard. Life interrupted. And yeah, it's fairly early on. They could still change course. But at this point they'd finish their medical degree at 40 at best.

    I just can't help but think to myself, how different and better the world would be, if we truly empowered and supported people who want to help people.

    Imagine if looking for a way to live, a trade or whatever in life wasn't limited by location where you grew up or money or knowing somebody. Access to ridiculous internet or technology... if jobs paid enough. For health care, dental care when needed, good to eat and a place to sleep period.

    Imagine how much happier the entire world would be. Imagine healthcare if doctors weren't all upper middle class people pushed into the career by pushy families. Imagine if nurses had decent length of shifts and respect.

    Sometimes the reality of it. All the beautiful brains that will fade into obscurity while those with power shame them openly. It just hits me with the force of an avalanche and anger burns my entire being... rock made liquid. Holy fire.

    And it's just like, what's even the point? When the world breaks down such beautiful people who could have saved it.

    #workers rights #capitalism is killing us #motivation #depressing state of affairs #land of inopportunity #beautiful friends#systemic inequality#income inequality #ranty ranty mcrant
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  • lemonbombsfjl
    13.09.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    If your grandparents, parents, sibling, child, neighbor, SO, BFF, YOU become disabled: Are you OK being treated like TRASH? People on SSI Disability live BELOW the poverty line. We can fix this!

    📲 Text: SIGN PSLOAE to 50409 now!

    Tell your reps to pass the #SSIRestorationAct2021

    @SenSherrodBrown @RepRaulGrijalva @ElissaSlotkin @RepSchakowsky @SenSanders @ewarren

    Text📱SIGN PSLOAE to 50409

    #love#disability#help#poverty#resist #ssi restoration act #ssi#disabled#poor#income inequality #diversity equity and inclusion #everybody gets old #it can happen to you #money#assistance#Congress#civic engagement#do something #random acts of kindness #act now #be the change #❤️ #this could happen to you #you can do it #reblog #change the world #thank you
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  • labec99
    13.09.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Employment adjacent Platforms that require multifactor authentication that gets sent to a personal phone (via sms or push notification) are inherently classist because they preclude those who are unable to maintain one from being able to use their software/sites/payroll etc, which once again contributes to the inability to rise out of harsh socio-economic positions like poverty and homelessness. 

    #just some thoughts... #because I'm annoyed at how long it's taking me to submit my damn time card this week #But it's part of a larger thing #I've used this payroll system over many different companies for years #and now they're overcomplicating thingssssss #classism#socioeconomics#poverty#class warfare#income inequality
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  • thepeoplesbasics
    11.09.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    DIRECT DEMOCRACY, UBI & ECONOMIC INEQUALITY

    Guest:

    Roslyn Fuller

    Topics:

    Part 1 – Direct Democracy

    Part 2 – UBI

    Part 3 – Economic Inequality

    The People's Basics is on Linktree

    Note from the chairman:

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  • seeingthroughbrighteyes
    08.09.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    While trudging through my 8-to-5, I listened to Halsey’s interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. Great interview about a phenomenal album. (Honestly. I’m obsessed.) Anywho—Halsey talks a bit about how much she loves her new home and how she’s really found her place during the pandemic. I don’t know if I’m able to explain exactly how this made me feel. But I’ll try.

    I was struck with an almost-painful longing for my own home, my own place. I’m the same age as Halsey. I have a stable career, a loving partner, and am relatively financially stable (i.e., I can pay my bills and afford my apartment and save a little money on the side). But I don’t believe I’ll be able to afford a home until maybe my mid-30s. Maybe. I don’t know.

    The way she talks about her new house filled me with jealousy and understanding. I thought to myself, “Yes! That’s exactly how I imagine feeling with a new house.” Yet, I also was overcome with the pain of not knowing if I’ll ever achieve that. Seeing all these people come through the pandemic better, more financially stable, happier, more complete—it hurts. It really fucking hurts.

    #halsey #if i can’t have love i want power #apple music#Halsey interview#my home#income inequality #i just want a place of my own #but the housing market is a fucking nightmare #my thoughts
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  • harpianews
    07.09.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Warning of income gap, Xi Jinping asks Chinese tycoon to share wealth

    Warning of income gap, Xi Jinping asks Chinese tycoon to share wealth

    Four decades ago, Deng Xiaoping declared that China would “let some people get rich first” in its race for development. Now, Xi Jinping has put the Chinese tycoon on notice that it is time for him to share more wealth with the rest of the country. Xi says the Communist Party will pursue “shared prosperity”, pressuring businesses and entrepreneurs to help bridge the stubborn wealth gap that can…

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