How Wisconsin Can Turn Austerity into Prosperity – Own a Bank by Ellen Brown (via Dandelion Salad)

Public sector man sitting in a bar: “They’re trying to take away our pensions.” Private sector man: “What’s a pension?” – Cartoon in the Houston Chronicle As states struggle to meet their budgets, public pensions are on the chopping block, but they needn’t be. States can keep their pension funds intact while leveraging them into many […]

Foreclosure by Race and Ethnicity: Demographics of a Man-Made Disaster

Among the report’s findings: An estimated 2.5 million foreclosures were completed from 2007 – 2009 and an estimated 5.7 additional ones are imminent. (Independent estimates have suggested that up to 13 million homes will be lost through 2014.) On completed foreclosures, most on mortgages made between 2005 and 2008, we estimate that 56% involved a […]

Some non-violent revenge on Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff did something very wrong. He stole resources from people. He stole resources from charities and foundations that affect people in need. Though, he is now out on bail, living in his fancy apartment in New York City. What should a peace activist, who believes in non-violence, wish for Bernie Madoff? Perhaps, a fair […]

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