I have disagreed with #JeremyCorbyn on his approach to Brexit but he is right in saying that it is a sideshow compared to #GlobalWarming and tackling poverty. Unfortunately, in the short term it’s a more acute crisis but the others are far more important and damaging.
St Clement of Alexandria on the rich Show more
All possessions are by nature unrighteous when a man possesses them for personal advantage as being entirely his own, and does not bring them into the common stock for those in need.
from The Rich Man's Salvation, found in Loeb Classical Library Vol 92
"For many people, life's meaning is found in possessing, in having an excess of material objects. An insatiable greed marks all human history, even today, when, paradoxically, a few dine luxuriantly while all too many go without the daily bread needed to survive." - #PopeFrancis
Obamacare study: 25% decline in home delinquencies among newly insured poor people http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/TdxtCvgWizI/sick-and-homeless.html #boingboing #aca #economics #evictions #health #medicaid_expansion #medicare_for_all #obamacare #poverty #scholarship #the_rents_too_damned_high
The date and time for the 10-hour-twitch-stream for my local foodbank has been decided!
:coffee_mug: I will be live on Tuesday the 11th, from 10am to 8pm GMT! Please consider throwing a few coinz at this important cause if you are able!
The mainstream media says that North Korea has about 40% people living below the poverty line.
A recent report by PPIC says that about 38.2% of people in California are at or near the poverty line. 🤐
Stats from DuckDuckGo searches.
In Kenya's Slums, Mapping A Path To Less Destruction
"On a chilly morning last month, Maxwell watched in horror as the home in which he was born and had lived for 24 years was bulldozed. Several armed police officers watched too, in case any of the tens of thousands of affected residents in Kibera, one of Kenya’s largest slums, tried to resist."
This is an **excellent** podcast about #UniversalBasicIncome (and so much more), with Richard Feidler interviewing historian Rutger Bregman. The most inspiring (sorry) chat I have listened to in a long while.
I have found Bregman to be quite optimistic, and that is a very refreshing thing. I'm looking forward to reading his book, _Utopia for Realists_.