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tags: Gordon Brown, world wide web, WWW, social injustice, poverty, security, climate change, economy, ethics, streaming video We’re at a unique moment in history, argues UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today’s interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic — and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and…

tags: funny, humor, satire, economy, television news, instapoll tracker, live poll, ONN, Onion News Network, streaming video ONN is trying out a new feature to give viewers greater involvement in the news: a live popularity poll. Viewers can vote on specific comments as the pundits are uttering them, which gives the pundits the opportunity to…

tags: homelessness, unemployment, poverty, NYC Life, social policy A homeless woman eats dinner (it looks like “Sheba” brand cat food, doesn’t it?) Image: orphaned. I awoke this morning at 5am, as usual, and one of the first things I heard on the morning news was Mayor Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world,…

tags: Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society, NYC Life, economic hardships Asia Entrance to the Bronx Zoo. Image: Stavenn/Wikipedia. New York City’s Bronx Zoo, the largest metropolitan wildlife preserve in the United States, is being hit hard by the economy. To prevent a $15 million budget shortfall, zoo officials are closing four exhibits and evicting all…

tags: politics, good citizenship, humor, America, streaming video This streaming video provides essential educational advice to Americans on how to be good citizens — I was especially impressed with Mary’s frugal meals, but seriously, she’d spend le$$ if she stopped eating meat altogether! [10:39]

Well, that’s it. I am in deep trouble now. The one employment opportunity in the world that I thought I could rely on as a “fall back” to pay my rent when all else fails — such as working as a research scientist or as a pet care provider — is now also experiencing a…

tags: book review, economic insecurity, politics, social programs, insurance, poverty, employment, education, housing What ever happened to the American Dream? Well, if you are like me, you will admit that your pursuit of the American Dream is like chasing after a mythical horse that disappeared out the barn door literally decades ago. For example, even…

tags: Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill), economy, politics, corporate welfare, David Cay Johnston, book review America was built on the premise that hard work would be financially rewarded, but unfortunately, more than 37 million people are part of the growing ranks of the…