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View Diary: Moyers w/ Ta-Nehisi Coates: “Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations” (Full Show +) (34 comments)

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  •  makes the case for the past 50 years, (6+ / 0-)

    doesn't put a dollar amount on it but if plaintiffs are the heirs of slaves and also current victims the price tag for damages is realistically 30 trillion including uncompensated benefit conferred. Lincoln's supporter Marx did the math generally as to class claims for expropriated labor.

    •  $30 Trillion or 10+ years of the total US Budget (0+ / 0-)

      Where would such a sum even exist? The total wealth in the US is estimated at about $75 Trillion. The federal government collects about $2.5 Trillion a year in total tax revenues.

      "let's talk about that" uid 92953

      by VClib on Sat May 24, 2014 at 03:59:41 PM PDT

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