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Articles posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012

Surviving Progress

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Category: economics

From michael-hudson.com

Some ways of “getting rich” are corrosive, not productive. The wealthiest 10% have gotten rich mainly by getting the bottom 90% into debt. And labor (“consumers”) try to escape from their financial squeeze by going even deeper into debt, to buy homes and status before their access price rises even further out of reach.

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The Wilson Quarterly: Beyond the Brain by Tanya Marie Luhrmann

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Category: Health

From wilsonquarterly.com

Epidemiologists have now homed in on a series of factors that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, including being migrant, being male, living in an urban environment, and being born poor. One of the more disconcerting findings is that if you have dark skin, your risk of falling victim to schizophrenia increases as your neighborhood whitens.

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Politico-psychopathology

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Category: Politics

From nplusonemag.com

Not that politicians and pundits are mentally ill in a clinical sense, but politics in American national life today can only be presented in pathological form. Politics no longer involves the public use of reason; it is instead a matter of psychopathology, and is already treated as such by politicians and the public alike.

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