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The Race for Relative Wellbeing

In honor of Labor Day, Andrew C. Revkin at the New York Times wrote about On Work, Wealth, and Wellbeing and the move towards economic indicators that include happiness. It's a subject dear to New Dream's heart, but one quote from an earlier article on the subject stood out for me: "In the study,...

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Tags: Class, Income, Lewis carroll, Wealth
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Cash for Clunkers: Success?

This is a follow up post to the Cash for clunkers, otherwise known as Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) posted July 23,2009. Cash for clunkers program was expected to last till November 1,2009 with the $1 billion fund they received from the government. However, the program seems to have been mor...

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Tags: Bailout, Class, Economy, Emissions, Gm stakeholders, Policy, Transportation
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The Nouveau Poor vs. The Already Poor: Recessionomics and Class

Many of us are feeling the pinch from the current economic climate, or know someone who is. While it has been said that the recession may act as a great leveler, bringing people of different means closer as we all experience the uncertainties of this time. This may be true on some level, but does...

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Tags: Class, Homeless, Housing, Poverty, Recession, Volunteer
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NYT: Rich-Poor Divide Still Stalls Climate Accord

Developing nations demanded that the US and other developed countries cut their carbon emissions by more than 70% by 2020, according to the New York Times' Dot Earth blog. Developed countries have a historical debt – a historical responsibility. The more they pay now they less they pay later -- ...

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Tags: Class, Developing, Global warming, Human rights, Policy, Poor, Resources, Rich
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Access to Healthy Food: A Civil Issue

There's a blog I've been wanting to mention for awhile: Civil Eats. It's a group of bloggers writing about food policy, food culture...they do an amazing job at bringing together the macro and the micro, which is so important when writing about food. Something I especially appreciate about their...

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Tags: Civil, Class, Economy, Food policy, Social justice
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