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Sunday, February 01, 2015

You may be rich

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My other back yard.

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On the edge of downtown.

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This game is over.

* Last April: Koch Brothers Net Worth Soars Past $100 Billion.

* Koch brothers/charter school nightmare: “White kids get to go to a school with a Montessori approach while children of color get eye control”.

* Charles Koch: We’re just getting started:

“Americans have taken an important step in slowing down the march toward collectivism,” Charles Koch said in his speech, seemingly in reference to the Republican takeover of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections.

For the rest of us, we're all in this together.

* One sentence that perfectly explains why the middle class has to care about inequality:

Larry Summers sums up the cost of rising inequality to the typical American household: "If the US had the same income distribution it had in 1979, the bottom 80 per cent of the population would have $1 trillion — or $11,000 per family — more. The top 1 per cent $1 trillion — or $750,000 — less."

It's only going to get worse for the middle class.

* Interview: Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

JR: What’s the worst ruling the current Court has produced?
RBG: If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be. So that’s number one on my list.

* Thank you to the unknown stranger who shoveled my sidewalk before I woke up today.

* You may be poor. But when the Lord gets ready, you gotta move....

Posted by Marie at February 1, 2015 6:06 PM