Words on inequality from a person who has spent decades developing their ability to think at the largest of scales. Sensible, impressive words.
This is the most dangerous time for our planet. We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world, but not to escape it
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Tough sell, but maybe he’s right.
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We keep hearing about all this generalized American anger. Swathes of the population there are feeling filthy about the way things have turned out after decades of neoconservative nonsense from both sides of a two-party federal system. This generalized anger in turn explains the success of Mr. Orangeface Clownpants. Trump has been able to say pretty much any nasty-ass thing he wants to say and still get ahead because of the funk and fury the American voter has sunk into and seethes with respectively. Rage serves to peg in place political illiteracy these days. Hillary Clinton offers herself as the calming Mommy to the tantrum-throwing voter and so she benefits from the unfocused rage as well.
So, how about you Americans focus a little. Dare we even suggest an apoplectic unity on behalf of the children who will someday inherit your republic? A good starting point would be this kick in the head of a paper from March this year. Half of all children in America are in poverty or pretty damn near it. Half of them! What does the lackluster alumni of US federal political party leadership have to say about this topic during the weirdest of elections ever? Looks to be pretty much nothing.
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This awful standpoint of the bored, impatient, high Tory critic is taken in the discussion of poverty in Canadian media all the bloody time. This tone is not the best we can do, is it?
Here’s a couple of recent examples:
Vander Doelen: Windsor’s rich spending on poverty
Fight obesity by fighting poverty
Found yourself that soul mate online yet? Maybe you aren’t trying hard enough at your assortative dating. From cardboard license plates to ATM desserts: there’s no end to the ways material circumstance and economic standing affects pretty much every second of every day.
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Did we say this blog was here to cheer you up?
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