It’s hard to know how many people lost their homes thanks to this bank’s abusive lending and foreclosure practices, but the answer is probably “a lot.”
Bill Gates talks about income inequality and recommends a consumption tax on luxuries.
Here’s a telling quote from an article by Gail Collins:
An American child could go to a public school run by Pearson, studying from books produced by Pearson, while his or her progress is evaluated by Pearson standardized tests. The only public participant in the show would be the taxpayer.
You have to wonder about the dangers of the growing control of corporations when you read stuff like this.
This essay by David Sirota explains more about how the big soda corporations are dodging to get ingredients out that will be labeled carcinogens. Link to the article.
If you haven’t eaten your last hamburger yet, this video should do it. I know I’m done.
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Not surprisingly, what goes around, comes around. Our factory-farmed cows, pigs and chickens, stuffed with antibiotics, are reeking with drug-resistant staph bacteria.
Cook it well, wash your hands, and keep the kid’s hands off it. Wipe your countertops and pay attention to what goes where. You’ll be okay.
The longer view is to eat less, and better meat. To support local farmers and phase out the factory farms. And maybe give some CPR to public health, so that greedy, short-sighted speculators will not be allowed to squander what were once life-saving drugs so that they can raise animals in conditions that would normally kill them.
I’m descended from Celts, and my Barbarian ancestors tell me that Rome wasn’t demolished in a day. We won’t re-organize our agriculture from central to local overnight, but my Yankee ancestors say that it never hurts to keep a few chickens in the back yard just in case.