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Lamar W. Hankins : Callous Republicans Emulate Scrooge Regarding Helping the Needy

Art from Sodahead. Republicans want a countryScrooge would have loved Republicans are unwilling to accept that our founders viewed the collective efforts of the people, through the government, to include providing for “the general welfare.” By Lamar W. Hankins | … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Callous Republicans Emulate Scrooge Regarding Helping the Needy

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Bob Feldman : Texas During the Great Depression, 1930-1940

Jobless men picket at San Antonio City Hall, c. 1932. Image from the San Antonio Light Collection, UT Institute of Texan Cultures.The hidden history of Texas Part 11: 1930-1940/1 — Economic survival difficult during Great Depression By Bob Feldman | … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas During the Great Depression, 1930-1940

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Steinbeck Comes to Arizona : Rereading ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

Reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in 2010:Immigration, capitalism, andArizona’s historic moment By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / June 14, 2010 [The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, published 1939 during the last Great Depression.] Arizona SB1070, signed into … finish reading Steinbeck Comes to Arizona : Rereading ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

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Real Unemployment Rate : Closing in on the Great Depression

Good times around the corner?Real unemployment rate at 17.5 percent This economic disaster was created by far too many years of Reagan-Bush-supply-side-trickle-down-union-busting-corporate-welfare-market-driven economic policy. By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / November 7, 2009 Yes, I know the federal … finish reading Real Unemployment Rate : Closing in on the Great Depression

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‘Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there.’

Jane Darwell as Ma Joad and Henry Fonda as Tom Joad.Above the din, Ma Joad’s voice still confident, clearBy Pierre Tristam / April 7, 2009 Homeless camps now sprawl instead of developments. Unemployment numbers are spilling off front pages into … finish reading ‘Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there.’

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Granny D : Fear is a Humbug

‘This society has run its course. We the people have long been ready for fresh growth, greener growth, scaled more to the needs of human beings and their communities.’By Doris “Granny D” Haddock [These remarks are excerpted from a speech … finish reading Granny D : Fear is a Humbug

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Wanted : Dialogue on the Great Depression of 2009

How prepared are Americans today to cope, adjust, improvise, and to help one another as things really get tough in the coming year or two? Could really bad times that go on and on bring about a forced reset of … finish reading Wanted : Dialogue on the Great Depression of 2009

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Sherman DeBrosse : Our Economic Trainwreck

‘The financial crisis involves a great deal more than shaky home mortgagers. The key problem is that our financial markets have been deregulated and, lacking policing, have engaged in a massive speculative binge.’ By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : Our Economic Trainwreck

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Beyond the Bailout State : Empire of Depression

‘What kind of new administration could actually get beyond Roosevelt’s era as well as our own staggering disaster, leaving “the bailout state” behind us?’By Tom Engelhardt / December 1, 2008 See ‘Roosevelt’s Brain Trust vs Obama’s Brainiacs’ by Steve Fraser, … finish reading Beyond the Bailout State : Empire of Depression

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Economic Crisis : It’s World-Wide and Long-Term

It’s not getting better any time soon.By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 26, 2008 See ‘US government throws oil on fire’ by Henry C K Liu, and ‘What now?’ by Jim Kunstler, Below. The economic crisis is … finish reading Economic Crisis : It’s World-Wide and Long-Term

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Roger Baker : This Ain’t Your Father’s ‘Economic Crisis’

Great Depression: Sign of the times.‘This is not something like the Great Depression that can be corrected by a decade of hard times and even war’By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / September 16, 2008 I think that now … finish reading Roger Baker : This Ain’t Your Father’s ‘Economic Crisis’

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Joseph Stiglitz on the Economy : Falling Down

‘London Bridge’ (1616) by Claes Van Visscher. This engraving shows Old London Bridge in 1616, with Southwark Cathedral in the foreground. The spiked heads of executed criminals can be seen above the Southwark gatehouse. Some of Old London Bridge did … finish reading Joseph Stiglitz on the Economy : Falling Down

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