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Governor signs Dozier, BP settlement bills into law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law on June 2. The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered … ( continue reading )
BY JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused […]

Governor signs Dozier, BP settlement bills into law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law on June 2. The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered … ( continue reading )
BY JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused […]

Income Inequality and Social, Economic, and Political Instability

US: bottom 90% have seen little increase in income over last third of a century

Source: World Wealth and Income Database

Europe: less increase in inequality in some countries than in others3Source: World Wealth and Income DatabaseItaly: increase in inequality has been less extreme4Source: World Wealth and Income DatabaseFrance: little increase in inequality5Source: World Wealth and Income DatabaseSpain6Source: World Wealth and Income DatabaseGlobal Inequality: Share of Income Earned by Top 1%, 1975-2015Chart from: US Economic Report of the President, January 2017.7Source: OECD Income Distribution Database.820,00025,00030,00035,00040,00045,00050,00055,00060,00065,0001975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015Stagnation: U.S. median household income (constant 2015 US$)Source: U.S. […]

Governor signs Dozier, BP settlement bills into law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law on June 2. The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered … ( continue reading )
BY JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused […]

Governor signs Dozier, BP settlement bills into law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law on June 2. The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered … ( continue reading )
BY JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused […]

Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich


When I was growing up, my mother would sometimes threaten my brother and me with elocution lessons. It is no secret that how you talk matters a lot in a class-saturated society like the United Kingdom. Peterborough, our increasingly diverse hometown, was prosperous enough, but not upscale. Six in 10 of the city’s residents voted for Brexit — a useful inverse poshness indicator. (In Thursday’s general election, Peterborough returned a Labour MP for the first time since 2001.)

Our mother, from a rural working-class background herself, wanted us to be able to rise up the class ladder, unencumbered by the […]

Governor signs Dozier, BP settlement bills into law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law on June 2. The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered … ( continue reading )
BY JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused […]

Governor signs Dozier, BP settlement bills into law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law on June 2. The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered … ( continue reading )
BY JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused […]

Forget fancy cars and yachts — these are the symbols of the new American elite

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This new elite cements its status through prizing knowledge and building cultural capital. Reuters/Miguel Vidal

In Veblen’s now famous treatise The Theory of the Leisure Class , he coined the phrase ‘conspicuous consumption’ to denote the way that material objects were paraded as indicators of social position and status.

More than 100 years later, conspicuous consumption is still part of the contemporary capitalist landscape, and yet today, luxury goods are significantly more accessible than in Veblen’s time. Given that everyone can now buy designer handbags and new cars, the rich have taken to using much more tacit signifiers of their […]

Governor signs Dozier, BP settlement bills into law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, was signed into law on June 2. The bill (HB 7115) provides $1.2 million to cover the costs of the reburials and memorials for youngsters who suffered … ( continue reading )
BY JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused […]