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Month: July 2021

How Free Markets Work: Socialism for the Rich and Capitalism for the Poor

"The free market is 'socialism' for the rich: the public pays the costs and the rich get the benefit - markets for the poor and plenty of state protection for the rich. Concentration of wealth leads naturally to concentration of power, which in turn translates to legislation favoring the interests of the rich and powerful and thereby increasing even further concentration of power and wealth."...
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Each of us carries within us a worldview, a set of assumptions about how the world works - what some call a paradigm - that forms the very questions we allow ourselves to ask, and determines our view of future possibilities. -- Frances Moore Lappé
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Stop and Look Around You

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” ― Leo Tolstoy
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Lead is a toxic metal that is especially harmful to brain development in children under age 6 and babies still growing in the womb. Lead paint also poses a hazard for those who come in contact with it during every stage of its use – manufacture, use, removal, and disposal. Lead Safe Paint® is an independent, third-party certification program that lets customers know that the paint they are...
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The Government needs to incorporate suicide prevention in MCO plans

In 2020, 266 took their own lives between 19 March and 30 October while there were 1,080 suicide attempts according to the Health Ministry. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is concerned because these figures are just the tip of the iceberg and on the rise. The government needs to incorporate suicide prevention in its Movement Control Order (MCO) plans. Government agencies were flooded...
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