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Monday, August 18, 2014

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1180-1182

Just two men  made more investment income in  2013 than the entire year's  welfare budget (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), commonly referred to as 'welfare').

Just 400 individuals  made more investment income in 2013 than the  entire safety net (SNAP, WIC (Women, Infants, Children), Child Nutrition, Earned Income Tax Credit, Supplemental Security Income, TANF, and Housing).

And the richest 1%  made more from their investments in 2013 than the total cost of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the entire safety net.
AlterNet / By Paul Buchheit
3 Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don't Want to Hear

Plagued by endemic poverty, many young people in Nepal leave to work abroad. But the backbreaking labor they find there often results in death.
New York Times
August 14, 2014

The infantilising diktats of the workplace destroy our self-respect. Those who end up at the bottom of the pile are assailed by guilt and shame. The self-attribution fallacy cuts both ways: just as we congratulate ourselves for our success, we blame ourselves for our failure, even if we have little to do with it.

So, if you don’t fit in, if you feel at odds with the world, if your identity is troubled and frayed, if you feel lost and ashamed – it could be because you have retained the human values you were supposed to have discarded. You are a deviant. Be proud.
By George Monbiot
The Guardian 
Sick of This Market-Driven World? You Should Be


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