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Michael Jackson by herb ritts (1952 aug13-2002 dec26, d. @50 of pneumonia due weak immune system from hiv positivity) was an ingenious Jewish American photographer who actually studied economics & art history at Bard NY but got into photography shooting aspiring friend Richard Gere! he followed that attention with Brooke Shields on Elle cover 1981 + same year Physical cover of Olivia Newton-John. +

from the Guardian

We must rethink globalization, or Trumpism will prevail

Rising inequality contributed to the election results. It is time to change the political discourse on globalization: trade is a good thing, but fair and sustainable development also demands public services, infrastructure, health and education systems. In turn, these themselves demand fair taxation systems. If we fail to deliver these, Trumpism will prevail. - Thomas Piketty

Truth be told. Reagan turned the US into a debtor nation with his Trickle-down economics, "the theory that providing economic benefits to those with upper-level incomes will ultimately benefit society as a whole through the extra wealth being invested into the economy therefore creating jobs that provide wealth for lower-income earners. According to Economist Thomas Sowell, "no economist has ever advocated a 'trickle-down' theory of economics."…


chevalierviolet: Over the past 500 years, France has been a major power with strong cultural, economic, military and political influence in Europe and around the world. During the 17th and 18th centuries, France colonised great parts of North America and Southeast Asia; during the 19th and early 20th centuries, France built the second largest colonial empire of the time, including large portions of North, West and Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and many Caribbean and Pacific Islands…


Marilyn Monroe met Marlene Dietrich They shared not only the film art. They had the common point of view on social and economic relations. Together they supported the anti-Nazi movements in the world. Marlene Dietrich was the mentor for Marilyn Monroe and a part of our team. She was also our co-founder.


Two Texas staples -horses and Whataburger! No lie, y'all! Photo: John Moore, John Moore Services.


-Winona LaDuke. American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist & writer of Anishinaabe descent. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development. Executive Director of Honor the Earth, which she founded in 1989. LaDuke became an activist in Anishinaabe issues, helping found the Indigenous Women's Network in 1985.-