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arlene-goldbard's picture
Feb.20.2014
In her concluding keynote for Staging Sustainability 2014, Adrienne Goehler exhorted conference attendees to support a “basic income grant” as a universal right. She put it succinctly: the current system forces overproduction in all realms, even art. The current system of grants for...
phil-naessens's picture
Feb.17.2013
  On this weeks Writers Showcase Podcast Barbara Morrison joins host Phil Naessens to read from her book Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, shares her journey as a writer and discusses her memoir with host Phil Naessens. To save this program to your portable listening device please...
bretigne-shaffer's picture
Feb.15.2013
From my paper comparing Hong Kong's minimal welfare state to America's bloated one: In the weeks leading up to Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty, Hong Kong’s caged-home dwellers were in the spotlight. The city was flooded with foreign journalists, and the phenomenon of the city’s...
phil-naessens's picture
Feb.13.2013
  On Tuesdays Phil Naessens Show author Barbara Morrison stops by to discuss her memoir Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother and Phil's friend John Kurkosky stops by to talk ice fishing, the Pope resigning, gun control, politics, health care, music and much much more. To...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.04.2012
I have a deal for you.  I'll give you $1.00 and you give me $1.61. Sound fair? Of course it does. But that's what we do here in America. We're attempting to reduce our Federal deficit here in the United States, and do so without raising taxes on the wealthy, although other tax increases, if...
tim-wise's picture
Aug.30.2012
It’s official. The symbolic head of the Republican Party is not Ronald Reagan. It’s Pee-Wee Herman. It was Herman after all, as portrayed by comic actor Paul Reubens, whose only comeback to every criticism was, “I know you are but what am I?” And it is this mantra — this maddening, childlike,...
tim-wise's picture
Aug.11.2012
In the pantheon of right-wing dog whistles, none is as tried, true, and generally effective as “welfare” bashing. Ever since the days of Ronald Reagan, who fabricated tales of a “welfare queen” collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash benefits by using multiple identities and Social...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jul.29.2012
It's happened to you and it's happened to me. The car goes in because there's a noise in the engine and the minute you pull into the repair bay the mechanic starts adding up random numbers in his head. He needs to get braces for his youngest girl's teeth and his son needs new shoes and football...
jm-cornwell's picture
Feb.06.2012
A utopian paradise is possible as long as there are no people. The Shakers had it, but they all died out because sex was not an option, not even for procreation. No sex = no offspring = oblivion for the sect. Thomas More died for his utopian beliefs, and because he wouldn't agree that King Henry...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jan.07.2012
According to a recent Gallup poll the most important problems in the world were: the economy, primarily unemployment, followed by dissatisfaction with government, healthcare, family decline, illegal aliens, education, fear of war, poverty, Social Security, welfare, terrorism and a host of others....