The Galaxy’s Core Is About to Explode
JEFF WISE – Popular Mechanics
The next time you see some pompous businessperson or political whore, expounding on how we have to stop food assistance, or stop “coddling” poor people, remember this story. This is America’s real welfare queen story.
The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business
PAUL BUCHEIT – AlterNet (U.S.)
This is part of the New American Slavery trend. This is what happens when a public function like law enforcement and imprisonment are privatized and turned into a profit making activity. Part of this is also to put the prisoners to work, for pennies per hour. What a deal. You have people completely under your control. It’s even better than the old slavery, because they can’t run away, and public monie! s pay for the upkeep of the slaves. There are now more New Slaves than old slaves in the pre-Civil War South. We have 2.7 million people in prison bondage, most of them Black and Brown. It is the world’s largest gulag. We have five per cent of the world’s population, and 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. That’s the reality of American Exceptionalism.
6 Shocking Revelations About how Private Prisons Make Money
APRIL M. SHORT – Salon