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I wish the Americans had fought against austerity, as the Europeans are now

1680589-poster-1280-american-dream-statisticsI wrote this for The Guardian’s Comment Is Free. We aren’t following the protests much, but Europeans are fighting to keep their safety nets.

We should have, as well, but we let the damnable notion of the American Dream convince us that a net isn’t necessary, that You Can Make It Here.


If hard work is rewarded with riches on earth…

…why isn’t every woman in Africa fabulously wealthy, asks George Monblot at The Guardian.

And thanks, DickG., for the link.