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Thursday, November 16, 2006


What passes for "good news" in the United States

For the first time in six years, the number of Americans struggling with hunger fell in 2005, the Agriculture Department said.
Good news, right? It would be if not for the baseline:
Last year, 35 million people suffered food insecurity, meaning they didn't have the money or resources to get enough food for active, healthy living. The number was 38 million in 2004.
That's more than ten percent of the entire population of the richest, most (or one of the most, anyway) agriculturally productive nations in the world. That's trouble, my friends, with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "C" and that stands for "capitalism."

"People before profits" isn't just a slogan. It's an imperative.

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