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Death And Texas

Liliana Segura The Intercept
Race Looms Ever Larger as Death Sentences Decline

Jobs, Jobs Everywhere, But Most of Them Kind of Suck

Eric Levitz New York Magazine
Gallup asked 6,600 U.S. workers what they saw as the defining characteristics of a “good” job, then used their answers to construct a “job-quality index.” As measured by the index only 40 percent of Americans currently have “good” jobs.

Criminal Justice Fees and Fines Don’t Work

Michael Crowley, Tim Lau, Matthew Menendez Brennan Center for Justice
Courts have grown more dependent on fees and fines for revenue. But enforcing them is expensive — and we don’t even know the true costs.

In a Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?

Noam Scheiber New York Times
Last year, the number of workers who participated in significant strikes soared to nearly 500,000, its highest point since the mid-1980s, while the total duration of such strikes reached a 15-year high.

Morales Scathing Attack on Capitalism at UN General Assembly

Morning Star
"The underlying problem is in the model of production and consumerism, in the ownership of natural resources and in the unequal distribution of wealth." Today, 26 people in the world have the same wealth as 3.8 billion people.
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