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  •  David Simon of The Wire (1+ / 0-)
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    wrote several years ago that "the US writes of 10% of its population at birth."

    The Great Recession wrote off 30 - 40% of Americans who had previously thought themselves upwardly mobile. It didn't discriminate across race or education.

    (But it also did. At the height of the recession, white males with college degrees suffered an unemployment rate of 3.9%. You wouldn't know that by the hand wringing from the media. As long as it's "other people" who can't get a job, they're ignored).

    Essentially, we had a two year period that erased tens of millions of individual and generational financial accomplishment.

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 08:18:02 AM PDT

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      The Great Recession has done incredible damage to millions of working class Americans. It will take us several generations to recover, especially from damage to the millenial generation.

      Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

      by Betty Pinson on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 08:51:44 AM PDT

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