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Monday, December 29, 2014

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1238-1240

Reports this year have shown the highest numbers ever of child poverty in B.C. Most of the children affected live in families led by low-income single mothers.
Other studies have found that hundreds of Victoria families are living below the poverty line and are at risk of homelessness.
One report found that on one night in February, 70 families sought emergency shelter in Victoria. Of the 78 people turned away from shelters that night, 12 were children.
Series: The growing problem of hidden poverty in Greater Victoria
Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist 
December 26, 2014
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At The Washington Post, Christopher Ingraham reports on the results of the study, which was published in the journal Sleep: “Compared to normal sleepers, so-called ‘short sleepers’ — those who are getting six hours or less on weeknights — worked 1.5 more hours on weekdays and nearly two hours more on weekends and holidays.” And, he notes, lack of sleep is linked to car accidents and a number of health problems. “To the extent that we’re trading sleep for work,” he writes, “our jobs are literally killing us."
New York Times
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For the first time in decades, a Basic Income which would end poverty and guarantee true freedom and dignity for all has made real progress in the political arena.
Basic Income News
DECEMBER 15, 2014


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