• Poverty,  Society

    Poverty American Style

    Photo by Thomas Galvez | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch February 8, 2018 by Kenneth Surin “The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion.” In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of some of the US’s poorest neighbourhoods. Alston, author of the quoted phrase in the subtitle above, is an Australian who is professor of law at New York University.  During his mission he visited Alabama, California, West Virginia, Texas, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. Alston’s statement on American poverty and inequality has been overlooked by most of the mainstream media.…

  • Economics

    Knowing Their Harm, Politicians Still Push for Minimum Wages

    Source: Foundation for Economic Education December 29, 2017 by  Matthew Lau Critics of minimum wages often argue that raising the minimum wage is a policy guided by good intentions but ultimately counterproductive due to unintended consequences – primarily, the unemployment it causes for low-skilled workers and additional costs it piles onto small businesses. But the label “unintended consequences” is not always accurate – sometimes the harm caused by minimum wages is intentional. A column by Thomas Sowell in 2013 provided several historical examples. Some people supported America’s first federal minimum wage law in 1931, he noted, because a wage floor would impede lower-wage black construction workers from competing with unionized…

  • Authoritarianism,  Banking and Monetary Policy,  Collapse,  Collectivism,  Corruption,  Government,  New World Order,  Society,  Survival,  Tyranny,  Welfare State

    Watch: Greeks Fight For Food: “I Never Imagined That I Would End Up Here”

    Mac Slavo February 7th, 2013 SHTFplan.com Once a bastion of European success and center of tourism, the country of Greece has become the harbinger of things to come for the rest of the world’s developed nations. Not long ago Greeks were enjoying high paid salaries, early retirements, excess cash, and seemingly never ending economic growth. Today, just a short time after a financial collapse that rocked global financial markets, Europe’s darling has turned into a frightening example of what happens when governments and their people take on more debt than they can ever hope to repay. The end result is a warning to the rest of us. Hundreds of people…

  • Collectivism,  Welfare State

    100 Million Poor People In America And 39 Other Facts About Poverty That Will Blow Your Mind

    Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse July 25, 2012 Every single day more Americans fall into poverty. This should deeply alarm you no matter what political party you belong to and no matter what your personal economic philosophy is. Right now, approximately 100 million Americans are either “poor” or “near poor”. Read more… InfoWars Related Posts:Knowing Their Harm, Politicians Still Push for Minimum WagesWatch: Greeks Fight For Food: “I Never Imagined That I Would End Up Here”Can America Eliminate World Poverty via Immigration?

  • Immigration

    Can America Eliminate World Poverty via Immigration?

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