Are the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer? Prof. Sean Mulholland uses several statistical measures and finds that this common perception may not be accurate. A surface-level examination of statistics may indicate that the poor are getting poorer, but a more thorough study shows that there is more income mobility in the United States than many might think. Prof. Mulholland highlights data showing household income by quintile adjusted for inflation and even uses data that follows specific households over time. For example, if we look at households in the bottom quintile in 1987 and follow those individual households until 1996, about 45 percent of them have moved up to a higher quintile.
In the next 10-year period, about 40 percent of households move up. Watch the video to see Prof. Mulholland's findings about income mobility for the top 20 percent of income earners over time and for U.S. households across generations, too. Prof. Mulholland says this data provides "evidence that the possibility of upward mobility in the United States is still very real."
Steve Horwitz explains that, contrary to popular belief, the poor are getting richer: Learnliberty.org
Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, a Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and a biologist consultant for the Biomimicry Guild.
The story of Bradley Manning, not as a Wikileaks 'hacktivist', but as a young American soldier simultaneously going through a crisis-of-conscience and a crisis-of-gender-identity. Written and Directed by Adam Butcher. Commissioned by Animate Projects. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Visit AnimationProjects.org for more information on the project.
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Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.
This video was originally created to be part of an art exhibit for Exposed the Art Project , a multimedia collaboration raising awareness of social issues.
The group decided that the message in the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America shouldn't be put on hold. So here it is. The other artists of Exposed the Art Project are: painters Barry Gross and Viktor Safonkin, and photographers Adela Holmes and Presscott McDonald. We picked four themes for our premier—Social Commentary, Spirituality, Metamorphosis and Time and Chance.
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According to an article by MetroNews Halifax, Vancouver-based author and marxist sympathizer Min Reyes believes that the protests sweeping North America and much of the developed world is a "global awakening where we need to figure out how to save our world from destruction".
Love it, hate it or feel indifferent about it, the protests in the spirit of "Occupy Wall Street" have clearly arrived in Atlantic Canada, with the biggest turnout so far over this past weekend on October 15th, 2011.
This film is a collection of some of the best moments captured in nature by videographer and producer Henry Jun Wah Lee from 2009 to present as a promotional production for his production company Evosia studios.
GENOCIDE and slavery may be in our future if we don't learn from the past. This is a disturbing and prophetic lecture from 1994. Ever ask yourself why you are capable of balancing your check book and the best and brightest minds plucked by the government have done everything to ruin it for us and our children when they are paid by us to protect us?
Well, the private Federal Reserve (the goons who print your money) actually pay them, you just pay interest to it's shareholders. The more debt the more interest. Just look at the top profitable banks in the world and you'll know who they are.
Quotes from Dr John Coleman, Gerald Celente, Tom Hartman, Katherine Austin Fitts are used in this video.
For more context, I'd highly suggest you check out the Dr John Coleman's full 2 hour lecture.