Jack Saturday

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 476-481

50 percent of U.S. children will use food stamps to eat at some point in their childhoods. Approximately 20,000 people are added to this total every day.
The Economic Elite Have Engineered an Extraordinary Coup, Threatening the Very Existence of the Middle Class
David DeGraw

…a new prison opens every week somewhere in America...
Incarceration Nation
Alan Bisbort
Hartford Advocate

Psychiatric drugs are so ubiquitous that the pharmaceutical industry is the most profitable industry in America, and antidepressants are their most profitable products.
Why Are Americans Passive as Millions Lose Their Homes, Jobs, Families and the American Dream?
Tikkun / By Harriet Fraad

My closest friends are all alphas and we can barely get by. We worked hard and followed the rules, but have nothing to show for it but student loan debt next, useless degrees and outsourced jobs.

Survival of the fittest is a dominator belief system. We must move to "thrival of the fittingest" where we disperse resources in such a way that everybody benefits and we build a common wealth.
When we allow every individual to thrive in a local garden, we allow them local energy, local autonomy, local sustainability. All of a sudden, every group makes a contribution, and we spend less time, energy, money and attention protecting ourselves from one another and fixing things that could have been prevented.

In your body, no particular cells go hungry. Every cell must be fed for the body to be in harmony. When we begin to treat all humans as cells in one body, and make sure that they all get the basics in life, we create the foundation on which to build an exciting future.
Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman
The Big Theories Underwriting Society Are Crashing All Around Us -- Are You Ready for a New World?

Basic Income. All citizens are given a monthly stipend sufficiently high to provide them with a standard of living above the poverty line. This monthly income is universal rather than means-tested -- it is given automatically to all citizens regardless of their individual economic circumstances. And it is unconditional -- receiving the basic income does not depend upon performing any labor services or satisfying other conditions. In this way basic income is like publicly-financed universal health insurance: in a universal health care system, medical care is provided both to citizens who exercise and eat healthy diets and to those who do not. It is not a condition of getting medical care that one be "responsible" with respect to one's health. Unconditional, universal basic income takes the same stance about basic needs: as a matter of basic rights, no one should live in poverty in an affluent society.
Redesigning Redistribution
Organized by Bruce Ackerman, Anne Alstott, and Phillipe Van Parijs


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