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The elephant in the room: Romney the pragmatist -

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The Failure of American Governance in 1 Depressing Chart

Here is something that should scare anyone who uses bridges, roads, highways, power lines, water ways, dams, or pretty much any other structure in the United States: Government spending on infrastructure is at “are you kidding me?” level lows.

Food derivative speculation has replaced financial derivatives promoted by major investment banks like Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan. Numerous studies say food speculation rather than shortages are a main reason for skyrocketing food costs. Confirmed by an IMF report, in addition to speculating heavily on food commodities, the same private equity funds (the Neoliberal 1%) are also buying up huge tracts of land in the 3rd world.

The number of Americans receiving subsidized federal food assistance has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012. That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of private sector workers in 2012.

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What Should We Tell Our Daughters?, by Melissa Benn -

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