Tag Archives: Living Wage

Capitalism downfall

Today’s 1% are squeezing the blood out of the middle class, creating conditions of predictable eco collapse. In 2009 the American political writer, historian, and culture critic, Michael Parenti wrote that after the overthrow of communist governments in Eastern Europe, … Continue reading

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Bleak forecasts for children in the UK

New figures released on Wednesday the 11 th of October  show that the number of people, including children, living in poverty in the UK is increasing. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says an extra 600,000 children will be living in … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #9 Consumption

Poverty evolution in Flanders 9.     Consumption People with higher incomes are likely to consume more goods and services, and to attribute a far higher proportion of their expenditure to ‘non-essentials’ such as holidays, visits to restaurants, or other leisure activities. … Continue reading

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