Based on this: I guess things could be worse but still… and I have volunteer for an anti-slavery organization, dammit! Go ahead, take the survey yourself and compare.
Archive for September, 2011
At least according to Mark Bittman in this New York Times article: From the article: “THE “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of […]
Ugh… Video here: “Throughout history men have always created personal spaces where they retreat to be amongst friends. Lately, these places, called “man caves”, have become a boom industry, with often more than $50,000 (£31,772) being spent on furnishing a single “cave”. Jeff Wilser, co-author of “The Man Cave Book”, talks to the BBC about […]
Geez, who could have guessed? Well, let’s see: “But after two rescue packages worth ¤210bn, and belt-tightening that has seen the income of the average household drop by 50%, the appetite of Greeks for more measures is clearly running out. Greece’s great economic crisis has been a gradual war of attrition. Massive job losses, tax […]
I know I am really late on this, but forget about the weird diction and the parrots perched on shoulders, this is the real !@#$:
Better late than never, I guess: How long have feminists argued such a thing, which is rather obvious: “Gender equality is shrewd economics as well as a human right, the World Bank has said in a report that showed countries with better opportunities for women and girls can boost productivity and development. The most glaring […]
Check this out: And remember that, when you post photos on Facebook, they belong to them in perpetuity to use as they wish even after you delete your account.
Because it is THE issue facing many societies today, with negative effects across the board, and yet, it is largely ignored: “The incomes of the richest sections of society are soaring in the UK, China and India, and in most other countries as well. The poorest groups are seeing slow improvements at best, and often […]
Via. I know, I know, everybody hates the GINI coefficient… but everybody uses the GINI coefficient. No index is perfect and this one is still pretty decent, so, here goes: Obviously, the US ranks in the bottom half, along with countries such as Mexico, China, Madagascar and Mozambique. From the article: “The U.S., in purple […]
Early in my introduction class, I use a short film on the torture and murder of child designated as witches by Pentecostal priests in Nigeria. This is a perfect illustration of the way assigning statuses is a source of power as such statuses can involve stigmatization and marginalization. The latest issue of Al-Jazeera’s People and Power shows […]
W00t! Their fourth album, Velociraptor, will be out here in a week and it’s great. Here’s the first single, Days Are Forgotten:
This is another installment in a series of posts (here, here, here and here) I intend to write as I work my way through Guy Standing‘s The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class. In this section, the main topic is about another major component of the precariat: migrants. Migrants are both a cause of the growth of the precariat […]