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Friday Nite Videos | April 23, 2021

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Why Is America's Justice System So Unfair? Martín Espada | "The Year I Was Diagnosed with a Sacrilegious Heart". How Human-Robot Sex May Become Real. How an Abstinence Pledge Shamed a Generation. The Great Gap in Vaccinations.

The Great Gap in Vaccinations

The global vaccination drive is happening at two speeds: Richer countries have plenty of funding and plentiful vaccine-doses. Poorer countries have neither.

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Global Inequality

Dean Baker Huffington Post
This new book examines the relationship between those gains in living standard, which have produced a rising middle class, and the stagnating standards of living that have become characteristic of wealthy countries. Dean Baker takes a critical look at this important contribution to the inequality debate.

A Story of Drinkers, Genocide and Unborn Girls

David Bauer Quartz
Men now outnumber women on the planet by 60 million, the highest ever recorded. Preference for sons in India and China is driving the trend, but those two countries are not the only ones struggling with an imbalanced population.

The Global Economic Divide

Gregory N. Heires The New Crossroads
The economic divide in the world is astounding: The top 1 percent control 48.2 percent of global assets.

85 Billionaires and the Better Half

Michael Parenti Common Dreams
"The number of people living in poverty is growing at a faster rate than the world's population. So poverty is spreading even as wealth accumulates. It is not enough to bemoan this enormous inequality, we must also explain why it is happening."
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