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Posts Tagged ‘education

Quality of Life under the Obama Republican debt deal

August 3, 2011

Polluted water, smoggy skies, crumbling bridges, less education funding, more unhealthy Americans: the impact of the debt deal’s massive cuts. The Obama-GOP plan cuts $917 billion in government spending over the next decade. Nearly $570 billion of that would come from what’s called “non-defense discretionary spending.” That’s budget-speak for education and job training, air traffic […]

America’s global position by 2025

January 2, 2011

The three main threats exist to America’s dominant position in the global economy: loss of economic clout thanks to a shrinking share of world trade, the decline of American technological innovation, and the end of the dollar’s privileged status as the global rr. Add to this clear evidence that the US education system, that source […]

Voluntarily lowering the flag on the American Empire

August 18, 2010

An excerpt of an article by Chalmers Johnson [America finds itself in] August of 2010 with guns blazing in one war in Afghanistan, even as we try to extricate ourselves from another in Iraq. I wish I had a crystal ball to peer into and see what historians will make of August in 2060. Let […]

Nine myths about the US Government’s concern for its people

April 12, 2010

When you compare the US with the rest of the 30 countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Myth #1. The US government is involved in class warfare attacking the rich to lift up the poor. The gap between the rich and everyone else is wider in the US than any of […]

America “approaching spiritual death”

February 24, 2010

Martin Luther King observed that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” The US now has a debt of about $66 trillion, five times the GDP and double the national wealth. This debt is largely a result of […]

U.S. fares poorly in Child Welfare Survey

September 9, 2009

America has some of the industrial world’s worst rates of infant mortality, teenage pregnancy and child poverty, even though it spends more per child than better-performing countries, a new survey indicates. The report, “Doing Better for Children,” marks the first time the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has reported on child well-being within its […]