Tag Archive: society

Our not-so-civil society…

  via America Wakie Wakie -

Money as a social construction

  via Sociological Images – Money as a social construction. We all know that, on some basic level, money is purely symbolic.  It only works because everyone collectively agrees to participate in the fantasy… Continue reading

Poverty Lit: “Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever they’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. … I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad an’ — I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready.”

  It’s the 75th anniversary of Grapes of Wrath. Grapes Of Wrath’ Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless  on NPR talks about the timeless depiction of poverty and the American reactions to… Continue reading

3.29.14 Link Love: More support for Shanesha Taylor

News and thoughts from around the web….   If there were negative feelings about Shanesha Taylor’s situation the other day, the majority chose to keep it to themselves and spare me their vitriol… Continue reading

Mark Ruffalo on cost of warfare vs healthcare