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Dogs of the rich. U r not what u own. Adieu. Nature shrinks, capital grows. This Map Of Health Care Costs Around The World Will Make Your Blood Boil (IMAGE) A map posted to Reddit by SwarlDelae shows the cost of healthcare around the world. The map is created by using data from MGEN, France’s largest HMO and LMDE, France’s largest student HMO. The map is explained by the creator who writes: “Charted here is the ‘coefficient correcteur’ of each country used by both HMOs to calculate how much their clients must be repaid while abroad.

Calculus is simple: Amount repaid in France x “coefficient correcteur” = Amount repaid abroad.” They provide an example saying: “For instance, going to the general practician (GP) in France costs 23€. That means it costs four times as much to be treated in the United States as it does in France. John Green of the vlogbrothers released a good video that explains why we pay so much for healthcare in the United States which you can watch below. Feature Image Credit: Map: SwarlDelae/Reddit H/T Vox. Apartheid for Diamonds: How the Jewelery Trade Enslaved Millions of Africans. John VibesFebruary 17, 2014 (ANTIMEDIA) Cecil Rhodes founded the world’s most powerful diamond company DeBeers, a cartel that maintains a tight monopoly over the entire industry to this day.

To provide stability and slave labor for his diamond mines, Rhodes used the British military to establish apartheid states that were filled with concentration camps and widespread chaos. South Africa and surrounding areas were the base of his operations. In the past they were even blatant enough to call a territory “Rhodesia” (named after Cecil Rhodes), although eventually the name was changed to Zimbabwe to present the illusion that it wasn’t a British colony. After a long revolution, on April 18, 1980 the country became known as the Republic of Zimbabwe and apparently became independent, but its political system has been largely the same, and it is still very much a British colony.

This article is free and open source. Income Inequality vs. Wealth Inequality. I don't think we could pull of a straight "wealth tax" as popularly outlined by folks such as Piketty, because as Piketty himself acknowledges, that would require a global tax regime. Maybe that will happen one day, but until then, there are ways to mitigate the impact of R > G that don't require us to sit around waiting for countries such as China, Russia and other capital hungry developing countries to decide they want to join in with our kumbaya chorus and practice global tax policy.

Many people point to France's failure to effectively mitigate inequality and stagnating median income as evidence that it can't be done, but France's efforts were deeply flawed. I'd also point out that another argument against a global tax policy is that for it to work it would require global wealth redistribution. Of course, maybe you are for that kind of sharing Hamilton. Flagged. No time. A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros. With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.

Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative. On the face of it, the Spanish town of Marinaleda is indistinguishable from any other in its region. Nestled in the picturesque Campiña valley, the surrounding countryside is made up of rolling green hills, miles of olive plantations and golden fields of wheat stretching as far as the eye can see. The town is pretty, tranquil and typical of those found in Andalusia, Spain’s poorest and most southerly province. It’s also a democratic, anti-capitalist village whose mayor actively encourages shoplifting. In an interview after the event, Gordillo, the democratically elected mayor since 1979, said it was not theft, but a non-violent act of disobedience.

“There are many families who can’t afford to eat,” he argued. Comments: New Evidence That Half of the US Is Broke. M.truthdig. Malcolm X about two weeks before he was murdered in 1965. AP/Victor Boynton NEW YORK—Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there was no great tension between the lofty ideals of the nation—which he said were a sham—and the failure to deliver justice to blacks. He, perhaps better than King, understood the inner workings of empire. He had no hope that those who managed empire would ever get in touch with their better selves to build a country free of exploitation and injustice. He argued that from the arrival of the first slave ship to the appearance of our vast archipelago of prisons and our squalid, urban internal colonies where the poor are trapped and abused, the American empire was unrelentingly hostile to those Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the earth.”

This, Malcolm knew, would not change until the empire was destroyed. “We’re anti-evil, anti-oppression, anti-lynching,” Malcolm said. Min wage. Slavery. 4 Things You Probably Know About Poverty That Bill and Melinda Gates Don’t. Bill and Melinda Gates just released their annual letter, "Our Big Bet for the Future," with their thoughts on the current state of global poverty and the suite of projects they are funding to tackle it.

While their hopeful tone and a good deal of what they are proposing is excellent, the story they tell about poverty obscures far more than it reveals. These are not "big bets," but rather small technical fixes that can’t solve the real, underlying problems. This matters, because the Gates have an incredible amount of power to go with their wealth. What they say carries tremendous weight with policymakers and affects what millions of people think. If their story is accepted, we all get tricked into accepting relatively small actions as solutions to big problems. Their basic story goes like this: we can break the cycle of poverty—the big bet—by introducing new elements into the mix, like mobile banking, more vaccines, and different agricultural technologies. Poverty Fact #2: History matters.

Coincidence or corruption. Debt. It's you. This powerful Reddit thread reveals how the poor get by in America. A customer enters a check-cashing business in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP/Al Behrman) The poor pay more for everything, from rolls of toilet paper to furniture. It's not because they're spendthrifts, either. If you're denied a checking account, there's no way for you to avoid paying a fee to cash a paycheck. It's easy to feel that "when you are poor, the 'system' is set up to keep you that way," in the words of one Reddit user, "rugtoad. " "Growing up really poor means realizing in your twenties that Mommy was lying when she said she already ate," wrote "deviant_devices," another commenter. You can buy only a single pack of paper towels at a time, rather than saving on a bundle of 10, as "Meepshesaid" noted: When you are broke, you can't plan ahead or shop sales or buy in bulk.

You can't pay for health insurance, and instead buy medicine from pet stores, as "colorcoma" writes: I buy "fish" antibiotics online because I can't afford health care. … Amoxicillin and such. John Stewart. $135 billion poverty. Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World. Wealth 7:01 PM Jan 18, 2015 By Mona Chalabi Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam. The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds that since 2009, the wealth of those 80 richest has doubled in nominal terms — while the wealth of the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population has fallen. To see how much wealth the richest 1 percent and the poorest 50 percent hold, Oxfam used research from Credit Suisse, a Swiss financial services company, and Forbes’s annual billionaires list.

Four years earlier, 388 billionaires together held as much wealth as the poorest 50 percent of the world. Thirty-five of the 80 richest people in the world are U.S. citizens, with combined wealth of $941 billion in 2014. If those 80 individuals were to bump into each on Svenborgia, what might they talk about? Oxfam notes that global wealth inequality is increasing while the rich get richer.

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I can't take it. Pta election iPhone black friday. Good consumer. Perfect. Life of modern ppl. Money is god. Love > $ Cuz TV says so. Rich/poor. The Federal Reserve Cannot Account For $9 Trillion. Indian Mars mission. Apple. Piketty’s prophecy comes true: The planet’s middle class is rapidly going ext... This article originally appeared on AlterNet. According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world’s assets. Think that’s the end of the story? Think again. This is only the beginning.

The “Global Annual Wealth Report,” freshly released by investment giant Credit Suisse, analyzes the shocking trend of growing wealth inequality around the world. The bottom half of the world’s people now own less than 1 percent of total wealth, and they’re struggling to hold onto even that minuscule portion. One of the scary things about the wealth of the supperich is what French economist Thomas Piketty pointed out in his best-selling book, Capital in the 21st Century. This is happening now: If you look at the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest people in America, you see a lot more inherited fortunes in the upper ranks than you did a couple of decades ago, when the policies that held inequality at bay began to get dismantled. As the Credit Suisse report states: Smedley Butler. Tyson. Just do it. Diamonds. Monsanto. Coke. Bp. Nestle. Pfizer. Chevron. Chocolate. Hear, see speak.

Jesus hated em. Piece of paper. Don't tell em. Australia vs US. Free range slave. Merry Christmas. $ makes the world go wrong. Clean water. Merry capitalism. Non-Profit Report Exposes The 10 Worst Charities In America. A groundbreaking ten-year study by The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting has exposed a number of high profile US charities for failing to pass on donations to people in need. The study underscores the issue of the corporatization of charity – charities serving primarily as businesses, with their philanthropic aims subordinated to job creation. In short while givers believe they are donating to keep impoverished children off the streets, they’re actually paying to keep that charity collector ON the street. The teams crunched the numbers of over 11,100 US charities. They compared the funds raised through soliciting for donations, to the amount of that money which actually ends up handed over as cash aid to the recipients – and found a startling figure.

Of almost $1 billion raised over the decade, just $43.9m ended up as direct cash aid. 1. 2. Headquarters of Cancer Fund of America (Image via: CIR Online) 3. 4. Image via Tampa Bay Times 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Todd Garlington. Leo Tolstoy. Cromnibus. Reward banks. Snap & unemployment. Teachers. 85 billionaires.

Walmart tax $ $2.1 trillion. Sex & the city 2.