Graphic: World Hunger Map 2015

Hunger Map 2015

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Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman

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Apr 28

Eagle: Charles Hugh Smith on What Killed the Middle Class (Government Legalization of Banking and Corporate Crime)

300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

What Killed the Middle Class?

If the four structural trends highlighted below don’t reverse, the middle class is heading for extinction.

Everyone knows the middle class is fading fast. I’ve covered this issue in depth for years, for example: Honey, I Shrunk the Middle Class: Perhaps 1/3 of Households Qualify (December 28, 2015) and What Does It Take To Be Middle Class? (December 5, 2013)

This raises an obvious question: what killed the middle class? While many commentators try to identify one killer cause (for example, the U.S. going off the gold standard in 1971), the die-off of the middle class is more akin to the die-off in honey bees, which is the result of the interaction of multiple causes (factors that increase the toxic load dumped on bees and other pollinators by modern agriculture).

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Mar 27

Eagle: Charles Hugh Smith on Making It in a Collapsing Economy — Create a Local Business, or Volunteer for a Global Charity

300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

How to Escape the Purgatory of Minimum Wage/Part-Time Jobs

In the age of automation, what’s scarce are problem-solving skills.

EXTRACT

there are two avenues: volunteer for an organization you believe in that happens to be woefully understaffed, or start your own enterprise, no matter how small.

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Mar 19