Category Archives: Inequality

Seven Things We Waste in Huge Amounts

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies Water California, among many other places, is now in the grips of a scarily intense drought. Yet, California still uses an awful lot of water. Golf courses and car-washes are obvious wasters, but agriculture isRead the Rest »

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Affordable Housing

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies It has been generally assumed, for many years, that “the free market isn’t good at providing affordable housing.” If the free market can’t satisfy that basic, universal human need, then we can’t afford to trustRead the Rest »

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Camden Blues

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies It’s amazing how we calmly accept the most absurd things, simply because they’ve been that way for a while. Today’s example is the notion that cities are nasty, brutal, crime-ridden places packed with poor people.Read the Rest »

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A Condo in the Sky

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies A society’s values and preoccupations for a particular place and time tend to be depicted in its architecture (Levittown? the Golden Arches?). It would pretty much have to be that way — because while individualRead the Rest »

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Pure Geoism

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Spread the loveSometimes it’s said that our “economic reform advocacy” lacks passion, doesn’t get down to real cases. Well, here’s one: here’s the story of “a bold, bare and enormous wrong” (as Henry George put it) perpetrated against someone whoRead the Rest »

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The Everyday Drama of One Manhattan Block

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies I recently ran across a block in Manhattan that serves as a microcosm of the hindrance and dysfunction that is built into today’s economy. The forces we see on this block are at work allRead the Rest »

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Global Poverty: Real and Virtual

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies Glancing at HuffPost over morning coffee (something that costs about $1.50 these days at most NYC bodegas), I noticed that a couple of bloggers, Jessica Prois and Eleanor Goldberg, are documenting their participation in theRead the Rest »

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IN. YOUR. FACE.

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies New York City has always provided us with icons: the Statue of Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, The Empire State Building, the World Trade Center (in place, and in destruction). Now a new oneRead the Rest »

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Communism, welfare state – what's the next big idea?

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Spread the loveGeorge Monbiot: Any attempt to challenge the elite needs courage, inspiration and a truly groundbreaking proposal. Here are two to set us off. “Most of the world’s people are decent, honest and kind. Most of those who dominateRead the Rest »

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Joseph Stiglitz Is Right About Inequality, but for the Wrong Reason

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Spread the loveBy Dr. Polly Cleveland Joseph Stiglitz says that “Inequality is Holding Back the Recovery”. He’s right, but he gives the wrong reason, that “our middle class is too weak to support the consumer spending that has historically drivenRead the Rest »

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