Category Archives: Politics/Economics

Dia De Los Muertos

November 1, 2017 Dia De Los Muertos Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday celebrated around Halloween. In the 1960s the Mexican government had the Aztec festival declared a National Holiday.  In the Aztec … Continue reading

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Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist Roxane Gay published Bad Feminist in 2014, but it is even more relevant this week.  She titled the book Bad Feminist because many women, including herself, often do things that are considered not considered consistent with the Feminist … Continue reading

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Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America By Alissa Quart, 2018 In the introduction to her book Quart overviews the reasons why Families Can’t Afford America any longer. Student Loans and Medical Debt are a huge issue for Generation X … Continue reading

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Age of Anger

The Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra, 2017 Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Mishra accounts for the resurgence of reactionary and right-wing political movements in the late 2010s. He argues that nationalist, … Continue reading

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$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing In America

$2.00 A Day: Living On Almost Nothing In America By Katheryn J Edin and Luke Schaefer, 2015 After the Civil War in the 1870s, Aid was created for the Windows of the War.  That was about all that was available … Continue reading

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Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, 2012 The book applies insights from institutional economics, development economics and economic history to understand why nations develop differently, with some succeeding in the … Continue reading

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Betrayal of Science and Reason

Betrayal of Science and Reason Ehrlich, 1996 In this hard-hitting and timely book, Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich challenge those who downplay the reality and importance of global environmental problems with appealing but misleading rhetoric. Such efforts to … Continue reading

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