Stephan A. Schwartz
The more we learn about bees the more we discover how important these little creatures are to our well-being.
Benefit of Bees Even Bigger Than Thought: Food Study
Global Post/Agence France-Presse
One of my readers in Greece, an economist, now working in a drug store since his university department was closed wrote to tell me that the rise of the Rightist Golden Dawn movement in Greece can be directly attributed to the government’s austerity policies imposed upon Greece by their German lenders. That made me think about the rise of Rightist militia movements as well as! the tea baggers here in the U.S.
Listen Up, Budget Cutters. Austerity Can Lead to Blood on the Streets, Even in America
LYNN STUART PARRAMORE – AlterNet (U.S.)
Here is a report on the current status of the declining middle class. You may be one of those mentioned in this report.
Most American Families Now Make Less Than $60,000 Per Year
MELISSA S. KEARNEY AND BENJAMIN H. HARRIS , Director and Policy Director, The Hamilton Project – Brookings Institute
This is what is coming as long as ignorant fearful voters put into office the kind of corrupt ignorant officials such as now fill our Congress.
Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage
DEAN BAKER – Truthout
These are the people who are destroying the American democracy, aided by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and the decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act. Basically it is now possible for a small group of rich sociopaths to commandeer the U.S. government at the Federal and state level. Click through to see photocopies of actual documents.
State Conservative Groups Plan US-wide Assault on Education, Health and Tax
ED PILKINGTON and SUZANNE GOLDENBERG – The Guardian (U.K.)
Here is a fascinating report on new research being done at Stonehenge.
Click through to see the pictures, video, and to actually hear the sounds the stones make
Stonehenge ‘was a prehistoric centre for rock music’: Stones sound like bells, drums, and gongs when played
SARAH GRIFFITHS and AMANDA WILLIAMS – The Mail (U.K.)
I have a number of Millennials who are regular SR readers, and one of them sent me this, explaining that both he and his girl friend had $50,000 worth of debt between them, and still had graduate work to go. I find it hard to even conceive of what that must be like to get your degree face a dead job market and have $6-700 a month payments stretching out as far as the eye can see. This is just another way we are failing our children, and cutting the legs off the country’s future.
Student Loan Debt More Crippling Than Ever
SAMANTHA STAINBURN – Salon/Global Post
I have been writing about these controversies for some time, and recognize this essay as a good compilation of the issues.
What Statins, Trans Fats, and GMOs Tell Us About Scientific Controversies
ALISON ROSE LEVY – The Huffington Post