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Fulfilling One of MLK's Dreams -- A Basic Income Guarantee

(39) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 8:54 AM

This year, we mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. But we are sobered by the fact that 46 million citizens are living in poverty and that we have become two Americas -- one for the...

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Jobs Are Not the Answer

(71) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 5:37 PM

The current unemployment rate of 7.5 percent means close to 20 million Americans remain unemployed or underemployed.

Nobody states the obvious truth: that the marketplace has changed and there will never again be enough jobs for everyone who wants one -- no matter who is in the...

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Poverty Grows, But Does Anybody Care?

(14) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 10:24 AM

America is awash with money.

Yet poverty continues to grow.

Does anybody care?

The latest government figures show that 46 million Americans live in poverty, more than at any other time in our nation's history. That's 15.1 percent of our population. One in five children live below the poverty line...

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