Man, those protests in Salt Lake City over the shooting of Dillon Taylor have sure turned unruly since the cops donned body armor, fired live rounds and tear gas at protestors, and threatened to kill members of the media or arrested them simply for covering the story. What’s that you say? The protests have been allowed to continue peacefully with no armed, militarized response from the police? HUH, THAT’S WEIRD. I WONDER WHY THAT IS.



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While in New Orleans earlier this year for Mardi Gras, we spent at least one day just wandering around the Quarter. One wonderful old bookstore had some old prints for sale, one of which was the Harvest Mouse shown above. I knew nothing about it except that it was only $8. It now sits on my desk at home. Just a coincidence.

Behind all of the statistics presented in this report is immense physical and psychological trauma. The stress of economic insecurity compounds the problem by leading to health problems, which dramatically increase costs of living. Economic insecurity drives people to expensive healthcare, medications, drug use and crime. Beyond the moral and humanitarian imperative, recent studies prove that the cost of poverty to overall society is far higher than the cost of eliminating poverty. The shortsighted greed of the .01% is causing the unnecessary suffering of an unprecedented number of people. Their consolidation of wealth has created a system of economic slavery. In a wealthy and technologically advanced society, it is a crime against humanity for a majority of the population to be toiling in extreme debt, poverty, unemployment and low-wage jobs.