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Replace the Gospel of Money: An Interview With David Korten

Replace the Gospel of Money: An Interview With David Korten | Repair the World | Scoop.it
What if we measured wealth in terms of life, and how well we serve it?
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The State of Obesity in America

The State of Obesity in America | Repair the World | Scoop.it
You know how it goes: A study comes out, ranking each state in terms of its levels of obesity. Colorado gets smug, Mississippi gets defensive, and all the states end up grumbling at each other. Thi...
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I moved from Virginia to Wisconsin (OK) then to Texas (BAD) then to Colorado (GOOD) then to Georgia (BAD).  The states *should* be grumbling.  This is appalling.

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A Dream Examined

A Dream Examined | Repair the World | Scoop.it
A half-century after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, disparities in education, employment, housing and wages still exist.
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To Fight Religious Monuments, Atheists Plan Their Own Symbols

To Fight Religious Monuments, Atheists Plan Their Own Symbols | Repair the World | Scoop.it
Starting with a bench in Florida, the group American Atheists intends to install 50 more secular totems near displays of the Ten Commandments nationwide.
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Now is the time to talk guns, mental illness

Now is the time to talk guns, mental illness | Repair the World | Scoop.it
Roland Martin asks whether we have become a nation of cowards that we are desperate to not discuss real issues such as gun control.
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The best line in this editorial: "Enough with just asking for thoughts and prayers. Enough with just hugging our children. Enough with leaving flowers and teddy bears at a makeshift memorial."  Enough indeed.

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To Reduce Inequality, Tax Wealth, Not Income

To Reduce Inequality, Tax Wealth, Not Income | Repair the World | Scoop.it
The real threat to our long-term prosperity is wealth inequality, so we need a progressive wealth tax.
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The Permanent Militarization of America

The Permanent Militarization of America | Repair the World | Scoop.it
We’ve ignored Dwight D. Eisenhower’s warnings about the military-industrial complex, to our peril.
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“The Waiting Room”: Welcome to Romneycare 2.0

“The Waiting Room”: Welcome to Romneycare 2.0 | Repair the World | Scoop.it

A saga of desperation, tragedy and unexpected heroism, this riveting documentary spends 24 hours in a public ER.

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The Myth of Male Decline

The Myth of Male Decline | Repair the World | Scoop.it
Reports of a matriarchy are exaggerated. In many arenas, the progress of women has stalled.
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Truth and Lies About Medicare

Truth and Lies About Medicare | Repair the World | Scoop.it
Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are implying that the Affordable Care Act would eviscerate Medicare when in fact the law should shore up the program.
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Bible-based healthcare?

Bible-based healthcare? | Repair the World | Scoop.it
Catholic bishops' anti-healthcare reform lawsuits invite reminders of why religion shouldn't dictate health policy...
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Christie Settles $9 Billion NJ Pollution Case Against Exxon for $250 Million

Christie Settles $9 Billion NJ Pollution Case Against Exxon for $250 Million | Repair the World | Scoop.it
Exxon had contributed $500,000 to the Republican Governors Association when Christie was chairman.
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3% of the original amount. Shameful. 

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“God is not a magician, with a magic wand”: Pope Francis schools creationists

“God is not a magician, with a magic wand”: Pope Francis schools creationists | Repair the World | Scoop.it
The pontiff admits he believes in evolution and the Big Bang, says science and religion can peacefully coexist
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Excellent.  Just...excellent.  Bravo.

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Health Law’s Pay Policy Is Skewed, Panel Finds

Health Law’s Pay Policy Is Skewed, Panel Finds | Repair the World | Scoop.it
A report criticizes federal pay-for-performance policies as being unfair to doctors and hospitals that treat poor people.
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Philippines aims to nearly halve poverty by 2016 - MiamiHerald.com

Philippines aims to nearly halve poverty by 2016 - MiamiHerald.com | Repair the World | Scoop.it
Philippines aims to nearly halve poverty by 2016
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MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines' top economic official said Friday the government aims to sustain growth at a rate high enough to nearly halve poverty by 2016.
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Georgia-Backed Scholarships Benefit Schools Barring Gays

Georgia-Backed Scholarships Benefit Schools Barring Gays | Repair the World | Scoop.it
An increasingly popular tax credit program includes more than 100 religious-based institutions that prohibit gay, lesbian or bisexual students to attend.
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Isn't that nice.

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Atheists, agnostics know most about religion, survey says

Atheists, agnostics know most about religion, survey says | Repair the World | Scoop.it

If you want to know about God, you might want to talk to an atheist.

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Anybody Notice a Pattern?

Anybody Notice a Pattern? | Repair the World | Scoop.it

I'm tired of the sore loser approach promoted by the Republican press but even more disappointed in the source of that approach being the candidates themselves.  

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Withdrawal of a Congressional Research Report on Tax Rates Raises Questions

Withdrawal of a Congressional Research Report on Tax Rates Raises Questions | Repair the World | Scoop.it

Republican senators forced the Congressional Research Service to withdraw a report that found no correlation between top tax rates and economic growth.  A nonpartisan study that showed that trickle-down DOESN'T exist and tax cuts for the rich DO NOT stimulate the economy, and the Republicans want it hidden.  Big surprise.

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Los Angeles Review of Books - Look No More Backward: George Eliot and Atheism by Rohan Maitzen

Los Angeles Review of Books - Look No More Backward: George Eliot and Atheism by Rohan  Maitzen | Repair the World | Scoop.it
On 'the first great godless writer of fiction.'...
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The Ethical Opportunity of a Video

The Ethical Opportunity of a Video | Repair the World | Scoop.it
Hopefully, this controversy can spark a national conversation about what we must do to respond to the painful numbers of Americans who are struggling so much, no matter how hard they work.
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Trump, Jobs, Zuckerberg: We idolize jerks

Trump, Jobs, Zuckerberg: We idolize jerks | Repair the World | Scoop.it
This is an era of obnoxiousness -- and the most arrogant and nasty have somehow become the most successful...
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