Category Archives: Inequality

Seven Things We Waste in Huge Amounts

by 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 is the thingRead the Rest »

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Affordable Housing

by 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 trust the freeRead the Rest »

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Camden Blues

by 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. Why shouldRead the Rest »

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A Condo in the Sky

by 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 individual interests buildRead the Rest »

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Pure Geoism

Sometimes 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 who is veryRead the Rest »

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The Everyday Drama of One Manhattan Block

by 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 all over NewRead the Rest »

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Global Poverty: Real and Virtual

by 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 the “Live BelowRead the Rest »

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IN. YOUR. FACE.

by 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 one is rising:Read the Rest »

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

George 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 dominate us areRead the Rest »

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

By 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 driven our economicRead the Rest »

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