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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women

7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women | Herstory | Scoop.it
profeminist:
“Who’s your pick?
Here Are 7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women
"If you could choose any historical woman to be on the $20 bill, who would it be?
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What's A "Kitty"? Why So Many Of Them?

What's A "Kitty"?  Why So Many Of Them? | Herstory | Scoop.it
I should probably start here with a clarification of the use of the word "kitty" as I'll be using it a lot here, and in varying ways. Strictly speaking, most gamblers know a kitty as the money in "...

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THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years

THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years | Herstory | Scoop.it

HENRY BLODGET, BusinessInsider.com

 

Yesterday, the Fed released its latest Survey of Consumer Finances.The report included a lot of depressing data about the financial situation of average Americans. But nothing was so shocking and depressing as this:

 

The median net worth of American families dropped nearly 40% from 2007 to 2010.

 

Wow.

 

(Yes, the situation has improved in the 18 months since 2010, but only modestly. Houseprices are about where they were back then.)

 

Most of this decline came from the collapse of the housingmarket. But we can't just write this one off to the housing bubble. The median net worth of households has now fallen to the same level as it was two decades ago, in 1992.

 

What does that mean?

 

It means America just isn't working right now.

Not just Americans. America itself, a country whose economy once worked for almost everyone.

 

In the old America, if you worked hard, you had a good chance of moving up.

 

In the old America, the fruits of people's labors accrued to the whole country, not just the top.

 

In the old America, there was a strong middle class, and their immense collective purchasing power drove the economy for decades.

 

No longer.

 

Over the past couple of decades, the American economy has increasingly mostly worked for the richest Americans, at the expense of everyone else. As a result, the disparity between "the 1%" and "the 99%" has hit a level not seen since the 1920s. And there is a widespread and growing sense that life here is not fair or right.

 

The middle class--the average American families--drive most of the spending in this country. Thus, when the middle class suffers, the whole economy suffers. And, right now, America just isn't working for the middle class.

 

If we are to get this country headed in the right direction again, we need to fix this problem. We can start by appreciating how bad it is.

 

Read more and see the enlightening charts at: http://www.businessinsider.com/average-family-net-worth-collapses-40-in-three-years-2012-6#ixzz1xbAIb2CP

 


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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
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