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More inequality than ever in rich countries

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This video says about itself:

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz on Inequality

8 April 2015

Thomas Piketty and Joseph E. Stiglitz discuss the causes of, consequences of, and remedies for inequality. With opening remarks from Clive Cowdery, George Soros, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, Institute President Rob Johnson and Institute Board Members Anatole Kaletsky and Lord Adair Turner.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Income inequality at highest point

Today, 17:38

Income inequality in most industrialized countries is now at the highest point since the OECD began measuring it, thirty years ago. The richest ten percent earn 9.6 times as much as the lowest paid ten percent in the 18 OECD countries.

That is bad for the poorer part of the population, but also detrimental to economic growth, the OECD writes.


In the Netherlands, income inequality is relatively low … However, the…

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To Be A Liberal – ‘Conservative Asks Newspaper About Their ‘Liberal Agenda’ And The Answer Is Amazing’!

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‘One conservative reader decided to take advantage of “Honesty Day” on April 30, when people are encouraged to ask “any question they choose and the opposing person should give a truthful and straightforward answer,” to accuse a North Carolina newspaper of having a “liberal agenda.”

‘David Fry of Charlotte accepted Charlotte Observer editorial page editor Taylor Batten’s invitation to ask questions, so he asked one that apparently had been burning inside him’:

“Why do you support such a liberal agenda? Remember you’re supposed to answer honestly.”

Taylor Batten’s answer :

“We believe that everyone is created equal”.

“We believe that children should not bear responsibility for the sins of their parents”.

“We believe that prevention is a heck of a lot cheaper than a cure”.

“We believe people should not be treated as lesser citizens, with fewer rights, because of whom they love”.

“We believe a thriving city, state and nation rests to a great degree in the quality of its public schools, and that every child deserves a dedicated, dynamic teacher, regardless of what ZIP code that child lives in”.

“We believe discrimination is wrong in every instance”.

“We believe in consistency, so if you are going to drug-test recipients of public assistance, drug-test them all, including the corporate chieftains who are the biggest beneficiaries”.

“We believe that police officers should act professionally, under incredibly difficult circumstances, regardless of a suspect’s race”.

“We believe taxes should be kept as low as possible while still providing a sound safety net for the neediest, a robust education for all, decent health care for the elderly and the destitute, and other basics”.

“We believe politicians of any party should keep their promises, avoid the appearance of personal gain from the public trust, and look out for the general welfare, not that of any one special interest”.

“We believe there are people of worth beyond our tight circle and there are neighborhoods beyond our own, with different histories, perspectives and needs”.

“We believe offenders have paid their price when their sentence is up and should be helped to assimilate back into society. And that that’s better for the community than neglecting them and watching them commit another crime”.

“We believe there are peace-loving Muslims”.

“We do not believe President Obama was born in Kenya”.

“We believe in the separation of church and state.”

‘Batten continues to list the newspaper’s positions, none of which can be construed as “liberal.” Rather, he makes it clear that the Observer adopts a common-sense approach’.

“If that earns us the label ‘liberal’ in your eyes, Mr. Fry, so be it,” Batten writes. “We approach the issues of the day with an open mind and guided by those principles, not by blind devotion to any political party. And that’s the honest truth.”
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Living In A Republican World – The Republican War On Women – ‘Republican Filibusters Abortion Ban Because Of Rape And Incest Exceptions’


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abortions and rape

‘A Republican state senator in South Carolina is filibustering a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because he opposes the bill’s exceptions for rape and incest victims and suggests that women will lie and say they were raped in order to get the procedure’.

‘South Carolina State Sen. Lee Bright (R) started his filibuster on the Senate floor Thursday, postponing the vote on the abortion bill as well as another bill that would repair the state’s roads. He argued before his colleagues that rape is not a good enough excuse to exempt women from the abortion ban’.

“We’re not talking about a woman that was assaulted that goes into the emergency room — which, I would argue, that child still has a right,” Bright said. “We’re talking about somebody that had 20 weeks.”

‘Bright said he worried that women would falsely claim they were raped in order to qualify for the exemption’.

“After 20 weeks if you wanted to get an abortion you could go and say you were raped and you could have the abortion,” he said. “You wouldn’t be denied. There’s no police report.”

‘In 2012, Bright said women were “exterminating kids like bugs.”

‘We didn’t know that fetuses are “kids” but thanks for schooling us women folk’.
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