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Published: 01 April 2013
Bruce Jackson ( brucejackson.us ) U.S. crime rates fall below the international average, yet the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Inmates stand in a Texas prison in this photograph from Inside the Wire: Photographs from Texas and Arkansas Prisons by Bruce Jackson More
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Published: 01 January 2015
Communities Creating Opportunity ( cco.org ) Interfaith activists from the Missouri Faith Voices coalition gather signatures for a ballot initiative to cap the rate for payday loans. Communities Creating Opportunity (cco.org). / Interfaith activists from the Missouri Faith Voices coalition More
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Published: 01 August 2014
Sarah Rhee ( sarah-ji.com ) As neoliberalism has taken hold, our society has become increasingly structured around the state-sanctioned violence of mass incarceration. Here, a demonstrator in Chicago protests youth incarceration and the high rates of sexual violence against youth in prison More
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Published: 01 January 2013
Valerie Taliman and Indian Country Today Media Network “The face of the Other should strike doubt and obligation into any person of conscience,” the author writes. Here, protesters from Vancouver march to Ottawa to protest the abduction and murder rates faced by Native women in Canada. Valerie More
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Published: 01 August 2011
Wages are no longer increasing as they did from 1820 through 1970. As unemployment rates soar, Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Here people line up for a hot meal at Our Daily Bread Employment Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Credit: Creative Commons/Jim Stipe. Wages are no longer More
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (2): 49–51.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Bruce Jackson ( brucejackson.us ) U.S. crime rates fall below the international average, yet the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Inmates stand in a Texas prison in this photograph from Inside the Wire: Photographs from Texas and Arkansas Prisons by Bruce Jackson...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (2): 21–26.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... From 1999 to 2010, rates of suicide overall have gone up, but the steepest rise was for midlife men: those who used to be thought of as prime-age workers at the peak of their experience and ability. In that decade, the suicide rates for men aged fifty to fifty-four rose from 20.6 per 100,000 to 30.7...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (5): 6.
Published: 01 October 2010
... in the next forty Even as people are living longer, women are having fewer ba­ years will occur in developing, not developed, nations as life ex­ bies, in many countries below the replacem ent rate (about two pectancies grow in those countries. children per woman). For the first tim e in hum an history...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (4): 37–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
... on redemptive aspects for a political campaign, wrought nothing like redemption for centuries of U.S. American slavery and apartheid, and it did not change the fact that African Americans are subjected to unemployment, imprisonment, and bad schools at higher rates than other groups. Even as ordinary politics...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 37–38.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Communities Creating Opportunity ( cco.org ) Interfaith activists from the Missouri Faith Voices coalition gather signatures for a ballot initiative to cap the rate for payday loans. Communities Creating Opportunity (cco.org). / Interfaith activists from the Missouri Faith Voices coalition...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 31–34.
Published: 01 January 2015
... — student debt problem. These proposals, such as the “Pay It Forward” plans to tie repayment to a fixed percentage of graduates’ incomes, Elizabeth Warren’s various interest rate ideas, Obama’s recent expansion of income-based repayment programs, and the forthcoming “value-based” ratings of colleges...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (6): 33–40.
Published: 01 December 2008
... cor­ a the world’s remaining pockets of through redistribution from those porations from making political contributions, and limit corpo­ 0-1 absolute poverty by introducing who have more than they need to rate lobbying. He recommends a redesign of “the operating foreign aid funded...
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (4): 39–41.
Published: 01 November 2013
... levels of poverty and racial inequality. In the aftermath of the “great recession,” the rate of income inequality between the richest Americans and the middle-class and poor has eclipsed the previous high set during the Great Depression. The wealth gap between white and non-white households, similarly...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (6): 8.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., America’s competitive position is further weakened by ican president, no matter how skilled, will be able to the miserable performance of its public education system. U.S. reverse that trend, because it is the result of globalizing forceshigh school this graduation rates are now...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 26–27.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the population owned property in those days, this prompted an enormous expansion to homeownership rates of about 60 percent in roughly thirty years. But, there was a catch. Banks did not want to take the risk of lending larger amounts of money for longer terms. They wanted quick profits at low risk...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (4): 43–44.
Published: 01 November 2014
... live independently in the community. Sadly, triumph in areas like transportation access has not translated into success in employment. Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which focuses on employment discrimination, has done little to date to improve the employment rate of disabled...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (1): 50–51.
Published: 01 January 2008
... Rates of sexual activity among lower- early the since by one-third clined...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (5): 44–46.
Published: 01 October 2008
... medically, and healing from our sense of gross unfairness to the 47 million people who have no health insurance. The United States is spending an average of $6,096 per person for healthcare, but the infant mortality rate is a high 7 per 1,000, and the male life expectancy is only 75...
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Tikkun (2009) 24 (3): 34–37.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in the securitization boondoggle that spliced up various compo­ It is a n a b rid g e d v e rsio n of a nents of risk to trade them separately. It seemed a blessing to get a low-rate mortgage. It was c h a p te r in D orrien’s fo rth co m in g a mystery how the banks did it, but this was their business; we...
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (2): 23–26.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., and the eradication of poverty consistently appear at the top of the Happiness Index. The Basque region has the highest standard of living and the lowest unemployment rate in Spain, and it also has the largest number of people involved in worker-owned businesses. In addition to the Mondragón Cooperatives...
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