Posts Tagged "Classism"

The Importance Of Trivialisation In Cementing Social Control

The Importance Of Trivialisation In Cementing Social Control

By Colin Todhunter Countercurrents.org Knowledge in modern societies has expanded to the point whereby specialisms and sub-specialisms are the norm. It is just not possible for one person to have in-depth knowledge of every discipline. We must rely on others to convey such knowledge, usually in relatively simplistic terms. Most of us have to take at face value many of the ideas and concepts that...

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Poor Electorate Disenfranchised

Poor Electorate Disenfranchised

A Swing State Disenfranchises Its Poor Electorate By Aura Bogado As we noted on Thursday, the issue of poverty was conspicuously missing from the first presidential candidates’ debate. While the term “middle class” was traded more than thirty times between Obama and Romney, neither candidate made any substantive claims about poverty. In a debate dominated by the topic of the...

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Media Consolidation

Media Consolidation

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Chronic Media Biases

Chronic Media Biases

by RALPH NADER from Counterpunch March Madness comes once a year. Media Madness is year-round. What the mass media choose to cover and feature try to turn the priorities of any sane society upside down. People of vice, war, money, spectator sports and business receive media attention – oftentimes ad nausem. People of virtue, peace, civics, health, labor and community engagement have to beg...

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Other People’s Suffering

Other People’s Suffering

from NYtimes.com By THOMAS B. EDSALL The publication last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of “Higher Social Class Predicts Increased Unethical Behavior” provided fresh fodder for the liberal critique of the Republican Party and the corporate ethic. The paper, by Paul K. Piff of the University of California, Berkeley, and four colleagues, reports that...

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