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Sanders, Socialism and the Shafted Generation

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Except for those graduating from elite universities, with either full scholarships or wealthy tuition-paying parents, this is the stunted generation -- young adults venturing into a world of work, loaded with student debt, unable to find stable jobs or decent careers. This is also the post-Cold War generation, for whom Soviet communism is a distant memory (along with reliable jobs). For this generation of Americans, capitalism is not exactly a good word, nor is socialism a bad one. So, when a candidate comes along calling for free college education and free universal health care, and far higher minimum wages, it sounds pretty fine. And if capitalism means the one percent making off with everything that isn't nailed down, then maybe Sanders-style socialism is worth a try. So say the young.

A League of Extraordinary Volunteers

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Recently, we came across a story that at first sounded unique, as many seemingly random acts of goodness often do. Jeff Powell, a student in North Carolina, had used a 3D printer to make a functional prosthetic hand for a little boy.

NYC Schools To Get In-House Eye Care Centers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

Starting next September, poor eyesight will no longer be a barrier to learning for students at Public School 188 on New York's Coney Island and Public...

Health Insurance For Less Than $100 A Month?

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In some places around the world, it is possible to arrange good health insurance for less than $100 per month. In some places, the cost of medical care can be so low that it can make more sense to pay for it as you need it, rather than insure against it. And, in some places, health care can be free.

Shriners Hospital Falls On Hard Times; End 89 Years Of Free Care For Kids

Star Tribune | Jackie Crosby | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact

For 89 years, Shriners Hospitals have provided free medical care to children in Minneapolis and around the country. But no more. By month's end, all ...

Free Health Clinic Comes To Connecticut

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The National Association of Free Clinics will offer two tons of medical supplies, more than 1,000 H1N1 vaccines and hundreds of antibiotics,and a rang...