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Monday, February 13, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1573-1575

The 2016 census has confirmed that Victoria has thousands of unoccupied dwellings. Out of 49,212 dwellings, 3,540, or 7.9 per cent, were found to be unoccupied in Statistics Canada’s survey. The total number of dwellings grew by 6,252 from 2011 to 2016.
Census:Thousands of unoccupied dwellings in Victoria 
Times Colonist 
February 8, 2017
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More than a fifth of American men — about 20 million people — between 20 and 65 had no paid work last year.

Seven million men between 25 and 55 are no longer even looking for work, twice as many black men as white.

There are 20 million men with felony records who are not in jail, with dim prospects of employment, and more of these are black men.

Half the men not in the labor force report they are in bad physical or mental health.

A huge number are on painkillers, including 43.5 percent of men who have stopped looking for work. Both physical and emotional pain — sadness, stress and dissatisfaction with their lives — were particularly acute among men without college degrees, the unemployed and those not looking for work.

... “It’s much more difficult now to say, I’m a real man,” he said. “A real man earns enough so his wife doesn’t have to work.”
Men Need Help. Is Hillary Clinton the Answer? 
OCT. 21, 2016 
New York Times 
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Metaphorically speaking, basic income is not an app to save the industrial society, but it could be the start of a new operating system for the post-industrial society.  
Roope Mokka
Katariina Rantane
Sitra and Demos Helsinki 
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