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Poverty

FROM MY CORNER: A Rational Perspective

Howell Hurst Consumerism, Corporate Avarice, Economy & Finance, Poverty

How Americans habitually ignore the fact that 20% of their fellow citizens remain desperately poor, poorly educated, frequently homeless, barely hanging onto life in this immensely rich land never ceases to astound me. Giant American Corporations sit on trillions of dollars of accumulated profits, commonly stored in offshore tax havens and the U.S. government hoards… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER:Corporare Capitalist Homelessness

Howell Hurst Consumerism, Corporate Avarice, Economy & Finance, Education, Homelessness, People Politics, Police, Poverty

Over one quarter of all land in America is owned and held off the active housing market in America by the Federal government – allegedly, but not all actually, designated protective nature habitat. More is owned by State, County, City Governments, and Corporations. The balance is owned by Real Estate Companies and Individuals. About one… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Irony at its Worst

Howell Hurst Corporate Avarice, Defense Spending, Defense vs Diplomacy, Economy & Finance, Homelessness, Humans, Military Defense, People, Poverty, Refugees, Terrorism, War and Organized Mayhem

Nice Report #4 . . . As I have reported about my personal pleasure in Nice, France, I cannot help but read the many individual stories of Haitian and other refugees desperately struggling to find footholds in life. Recently I wrote as I have many times before about the $$ Trillions spent by nations on… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Nice Report 9/24/2021

Howell Hurst American News, Corporate Avarice, Defense Spending, Defense vs Diplomacy, Economy & Finance, Humans, Military Defense, People Politics, Poverty, War and Organized Mayhem

After three weeks and three days in France, I have been attempting to figure out if I’ve learned anything new and important about the United States from this 7,000 mile distance of my new perspective.   I’ve learned that what I’ve thought for most of my adult lifetime remains true:   Most leaders of most… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Biden Missing The Bulls-Eye

Howell Hurst American News, Corporate Avarice, Economy & Finance, Homelessness, Humans, People, People Politics, Poverty, Racial Abuse

The much touted $ Trillion Infrastructure Bill continues the American financial model that taxes us to pay the already-wealthy.  Consider: highways and bridges are built by giant multimillion dollar engineering and construction firms. The $ Billions such firms will receive in an Infrastructure bill will not “trickle down” to the tens of thousands almost about to… continue reading »