This is Shorty

Efforts continue in Connecticut to house people who have been chronically homeless. Shorty on the left slept under bridges for 14+ years. Shorty on the right slept, for the first time last night, in an apartment of his own. See him holding the key? You can read more about Shorty on Journey Home’s Facebook page. …

Some people are more equal than others, the water version

DickG. sends this, a tragic Washington Post story about how some wealthy Californians are balking at imposing water limits on themselves in the midst of that state’s historic drought. Here’s one analysis of the situation. I have nothing to add. Precisely who are the takers here?

You say “poverty,” I say “po-TAH-to.”

Leftover sends this, a powerful, concise essay by Peter Marcuse on what language we should use to describe wealth/income inequality/poverty/war on. From the essay: In fact, the way the rich obtain their wealth is what generates poverty. Here are a few specific mechanisms by which this happens: Exploitation at the work place. Keeping the pay …