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Politics and its Discontents: I Guess It Will Only Encourage Them

Sayis Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old homeless advocate: “One of police officers came over and said ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I was carrying a weapon”.

Why? The city of Fort Lauderdale has made it a criminal offence for groups to feed the homeless in public.

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Politics and its Discontents: It’s Easy To Malign The Poor

There are just so many of them, the reasons for which Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera turn their mighty intellects to articulate:

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Politics and its Discontents: Some Misplaced Right-Wing Anger

The ‘lady’ in this video, so agitated by the number of Americans on food stamps, is right to be angry, but for the wrong reasons:

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LeDaro: Melissa Harris-Perry on Poverty in America

Very interesting and heated discussion on poverty in America by Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC.

Politics and its Discontents: Attitudes Toward The Poor

“The more wealth you have, the more focused on your own self and your own needs you become, and the less attuned to the needs of other people you also become.”

So says social psychologist Paul Piff in response to a study Chronicle of Philanthropy report on charitable giving, discussed in a . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Attitudes Toward The Poor