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Feature Article | American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t For These 8 Myths, Lee Camp, TruthDig / Popular Resistance

Point is, in order to enforce this illogical, immoral system, the corrupt rulers—most of the time—don’t need guns and tear gas to keep the exploitation mechanisms humming along. All they need are some good, solid bullshit myths for us all to buy into, hook,lineand sinker. Some fairy tales for adults.
It’s time to wake up.

Publisher's Choice | The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud. Jeffrey Young <>, HuffPost

http://www.kfai.org/files/images/health%20care%20symbol%20screw.jpgSenate Republicans claim their bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions. It won’t — unlike Obamacare, which does.
 

Of Special Interest | America’s Derangement Syndrome a Danger to World Peace, Robert Gore, Strategic Culture / Straight Line Logic

 

  • Insanity of any kind can lead to insane results, and the insanity being demonstrated by so much of the American governing and chattering classes could lead to a war.
  • Strategic-Culture Editorial
  • Related: From the Archives: US Administration Defends Its RighttoStart Wars on a Whim

Bloggers & Columnists | Ellen Brown, Amanda Marcotte

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Andy Marlette | Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018  / Tampa Bay (FL) Times
The voice of God is powerful.

Business

What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality. David Dayen, HuffPost

  • https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b6c897c1900001d0350182e.jpeg?cache=velntvvzmu&ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleVoters will decide in November whether to take city money out of the hands of big banks.
  • Related: From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks.

 

Economics

America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming. Peter Georgescu, Forbes

https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fspecials-images.forbesimg.com%2Fdam%2Fimageserve%2F516302216%2F960x0.jpg%3Ffit%3DscaleWalter Holm, age 67, a Vietnam veteran is living at Transitions, a homeless recovery center in Columbia, SC in 2016. There are other aging veterans who are homeless and looking for work, but not finding it.  (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
 

  • If every employer in America came up with even just one modest step—higher wages, regular profit sharing, tuition reimbursement—to help workers spend and save more, the nation would begin to right itself economically. It needs to happen now. We’re running out of time.
  • Related: From the Archives | Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market

Health, Science, & Environment

Football Won’t Turn Boys Into Men. Jessica Luther, Huff Post

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b7c1361200000dd0237a308.jpeg?ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleRichVintage via Getty Images
In truth, the same sport that’s supposed to help our boys grow up into “real men” is killing them.

Human Rights

Understanding the Immigrant Experience, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: 12 Excellent Books to Understand the Refugee Experience
  • Twelve books touching on the refugee experience to offer you more insight and understanding.

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  • Part 2: Public holds false views on immigration.
  • Americans and Europeans largely buy into right-wing stereotypes about immigrants. The reality is much less frightening.
  • Part 3: Refuting the Most Common Arguments Against Immigration
  • I … address these stereotypes and expunge … these untrue arguments used against immigration.

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