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Democide: Statistics and Implications

“Power kills and absolute power kills absolutely.” -Lord Acton The term democide is widely unrecognized in common everyday language due to its obscure nature, yet it is quite prevalent throughout the history of human existence. Redefined by the political scientist … Continue reading

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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Source: TED We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on … Continue reading

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Crisis to Suicide: How Many Have to Die Before We Kill the False Religion of Austerity?

Lynn Parramore AlterNet The rate of people taking their own lives is soaring in Europe at such a clip that the trend has given birth to a new media term: “Suicide by economic crisis.” If suicide is a measure of … Continue reading

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Marriage and a high socioeconomic level improve health

Kristina Karlsdotter EurekAlert The per capita income and per capita welfare of the region of residence are protective factors against diseases. People with a high socioeconomic level have been demonstrated to have better health than the rest of people. Other … Continue reading

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The Empire in Africa

New Digital Videos Located in Western Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation caught in a struggle between extreme poverty and extreme wealth; while diamond mining provides the bulk of the country’s income, most of its people struggle to survive by … Continue reading

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NHS fairness tsar urged to quit by doctors over ‘conflict of interest’ following £799,000 payment for U.S. private health giant

David Rose Daily Mail The head of the NHS regulator that is meant to ensure fairness when private-sector firms bid for public contracts is also the chairman of a huge company whose Health Service business is worth £80?million a year … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Less Than One in Five Infants Receive Critical First-Year Eye Exam

PR Newswire ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Most Americans are unaware that one in 10 infants in the U.S. has an undetected vision problem which, if left untreated, can lead to developmental delays, permanent vision problems and in … Continue reading

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Income Inequality Goes to School

Bill Boyarsky Truth Dig Countering the efforts of educational reformers—including President Obama and his Race to the Top crew—to blame teachers for student failures, researchers are finding that the growing gap between the affluent and the poor is the real … Continue reading

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TUC says more older staff working unpaid

BBC News A quarter of a million more people aged in their late 50s and early 60s are now working unpaid overtime than were a decade ago, a report says. The TUC said the rise was out of line with … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Bullying and Depression: It’s Complicated

Maia Shalavitz TIME Children who are ostracized by their peers and bullied often become depressed, but new research suggests that the relationship may work the other way around as well: children’s depressive symptoms in elementary school precede social victimization and … Continue reading

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