Bernie Sanders on economic inequality, police violence

This 26 May 2016 video from California in the USA says about itself:

Bernie Sanders: “I Do NOT Want Local Police Looking Like Occupying Armies Intimidating People”

61 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders on economic inequality, police violence

  1. Pingback: Clinton, Sanders, Trump debates and email scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: ‘Hillary Clinton, weak as anti-Trump candidate’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Homeless people in Chicago, USA speak | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Clintonite fraud in Puerto Rico primary elections? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Trump and racism, Clinton and Wall Street | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Hillary Clinton chooses Senator Tim Kaine as Vice Presidential candidate | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: United States Democratic chair resigns in anti-Sanders sabotage scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Susan Sarandon on US Democratic party anti-Sanders scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: United States Democratic party convention update | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Mass murder of Japanese disabled people | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Civil liberties threatened in the USA, report | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in United States election | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Stop Trans Pacific Partnership deal, petition | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Political art exhibitions in New York City | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: Coup in Brazil, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: Support Native American anti-fracking pipeline action, petition | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  17. Pingback: Clinton-Trump, their last election debate | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  18. Pingback: Anti-Trump movement continues | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  19. Pingback: From Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump, a British view | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  20. Pingback: United States Senator Bernie Sanders’ new book | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  21. Pingback: Thanksgiving in the USA, from Lincoln to Trump | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  22. Pingback: ‘Bernie Sanders, come to Standing Rock’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  23. Pingback: Sanders on why Clinton lost to Trump | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  24. Pingback: House finch in Georgia, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  25. Pingback: Corporate media and fake news, interview | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  26. Pingback: Bernie Sanders about the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  27. U.S. life expectancy is dropping, for the first time in 22 years. The reason: growing economic inequality.

    Last month, the National Center for Health Statistics announced that life expectancy in the United States fell from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 years in 2015. It was the first decline since 1993. 0.1 years may not seem like much (hey, just 36 days!), but what it means is that in 2015, 86,212 more Americans died than the number the year before.

    The death-surge wasn’t caused by social differences; life expectancy declined for both men and women, and for whites and Hispanics. (African-American life expectancy remained steady.)

    It wasn’t caused by the rise in a single disease, as was the case in 1993 because of HIV. On the contrary, there were increases in eight of the 10 leading causes of death.

    So what was it? Here’s a strong suspect: the rise in economic inequality.

    I caused quite a stir, five years ago, when I mentioned on MSNBC that the United States has the fifth most unequal distribution of income in the world. Politifact, in a rare moment of lucidity, rated this as “True.” But the problem has gotten worse since I said that – much worse.

    The Gini Coefficient measures income inequality. In 2007, just before the “Great Recession,” it stood at .463 in the United States. Six years later, it had risen to .482. What that means, in an economy as large as ours, is that the rich got richer and the poor got poorer — to the tune of more than $300 billion a year.

    “Poverty Stinks” was an extremely popular pop-music band in Finland in the 1980s. But as my friend Aaron Swartz used to say, it also kills. Poverty kills.

    According to a study by the Brookings Institution released last year, men in the top 10% of incomes live 14 years longer than men in the bottom 10%. So as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, the poor also get deader.

    Life expectancy is a good proxy not only for income equality, but also social cohesion. Look at what happens when that cohesion disappears. When the Soviet Union broke up, life expectancy in Russia plummeted from 69.5 years in 1988 to 64.9 years in 1993. There, like here, multiple causes of death skyrocketed. It took a quarter of a century for life expectancy in Russia to recover.

    Last week, when the new Congress convened, we saw wall-to-wall coverage of the House’s effort to cabin the Office of Congressional Ethics, followed by wall-to-wall coverage of President-elect Trump telling the House to stop screwing around, and get to work repealing Obamacare.

    Americans are dying in growing numbers. Isn’t that simple fact worthy of attention by our national leaders?

    The problem is not that the emperor has no clothes. It’s that the emperor has no heart.


    Alan Grayson


  28. Pingback: British demonstrators interviewed on Trump and May | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  29. Pingback: French politician Macron wants forced military conscription back | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  30. Pingback: ‘Nuclear war would kill everyone’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  31. Pingback: Trump’s Islamophobia in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  32. Pingback: Donald Trump using homophobia for autocracy | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  33. Pingback: How Hillary Clinton made Trump president | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  34. Pingback: Nazi murder in Charlottesville, USA commemorated | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  35. Pingback: Nazi murders in Charlottesville, USA, many protests | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  36. Pingback: Heather Heyer murdered by US nazi, her mother speaks | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  37. Pingback: Charlottesville, USA murderous nazism, Donald Trump, many protests | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  38. Pingback: Fascism and anti-fascism in Boston, USA and Berlin, Germany | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  39. Pingback: Hurricane Harvey disaster in Texas, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  40. Pingback: Harvey flood disaster in Texas, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  41. Pingback: Clinton made Trump president, blames Bernie Sanders | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  42. Pingback: United States police kill LGBTQ student activist | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  43. Pingback: New Caribbean spider named after Bernie Sanders | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  44. Pingback: ‘A government critic? You’re a Russian spy!’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  45. Pingback: Donald Trump’s tax cuts for himself, fellow billionaires | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  46. Pingback: Labour party in the USA? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  47. Pingback: Tax cuts for the rich, no opiate crisis money in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.