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20 October . Comment

Tweets of the week

16 October . 1 Comment

Blog action day!

This year the focus of blog action day is inequality. So here are some useful resources to consider:

(1) tangible evidence that the wider the income and equity gap in a culture, the worse off everyone is — even those at the top of the scale! I really wish more people would pay attention to Richard Wilkinson’s research:

(2) Here is another description the reality we’re living in. It might make us more willing to share for the common good. It certainly could help us wake up to the difference between “income” and “wealth.” When you couple it with Richard Wilkinson’s work on inequality, I think the argument that we should not tax the wealthy just crumbles into dust…

(3) As the top end flourishes, the middle class goes away. Here’s an example using Silicon Valley:

Bill Moyers Essay: The United States of Inequality from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

“The United States collects less in taxes as a share of its economy than all but two other industrialized countries. Only Chile and Mexico collect less.”

Instead of getting rid of programs that provide health care, education, and other basic social needs, why not close these tax holes?

13 October . Comment

Tweets of the week

12 October . Comment

Young women claim feminism

I continue to ache at the ways in which white feminism has cut other women out of the movement. These young women are eloquent, and point to our future I hope.

12 October . Comment

Finding room in your mind

Pema Chödrön lives her life trying to be present to lovingkindness and compassion. She brings a word we all must hear:

She says, amongst other brief insights, that Buddhism is “based on deeply longing to be free of suffering, and then it extends to other people to be free of suffering, the suffering you see escalated in the world… one of the principal teachings of the Buddha is ‘I teach suffering and the end of suffering.'”

8 October . 1 Comment

Another mental health break

This one is a much more fun ad for BBC Music than anything MPR is doing right now… (and yes, we’re in the middle of the endless MPR member drive, and yes, I’m already a sustaining member).

7 October . Comment

A mental health break

This piece is going around the web (after having been played around the world, in real time), and I think it’s fitting to share it on this October morning:

(I love Playing for Change! And more on the song itself.)

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