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Episode 44 -- Poverty in America
Recorded September 13, 2014. Dr. Kim Scipes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Purdue University North Central, is interviewed by Greater Oak Park DSA's Tom Broderick. What is the measure of poverty in America? While a few Americans are doing very well indeed, is there more poverty now or less? If, under capitalism, the poor will always be with us, how does our country compare to other industrialized states? And why? Hint: It's no accident.

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New Ground 156

September -- October, 2014


  • Justice for Michael Brown
  • Jobs, the Robin Hood Tax, and Organizing the Unemployed by Bill Barclay
  • Quotas and Diversity on the Left by Femi Agbabiaka
  • In DSA, D Is for Decentralism by Dan Hamilton
  • John Dewey and Radical Democracy by Alex McLeese
  • Other News compiled by Bob Roman
  • "Talkin' Socialism"
    "Wage Crisis"
    Vote Mujica
    Mother Jones Dinner
    "The Price We Pay"

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Upcoming Events of Interest


    New Ground 156.1 -- 10.01.2014

    0. DSA News

    Talkin' Socialism
    Reading Group
    DSA in the News
    Red Letter
    Socialist International

    President Bernie Sanders?

    Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Sanders Petition:

    I urge democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders to commit to running for President of the United States. As a lifelong champion of the public programs and democratic rights which empower working class people, Senator Sanders is in a position to help expand both the progressive movement and the democratic socialist voice within that movement.

    To sign, CLICK HERE.

    1. Politics

    Derail the Fast Track!
    Palestine and Censorship
    Vote Mujica
    "Poorer by Degrees"
    More Poverty in America, More or Less

    2. Upcoming Events of Interest

    Vote Mujica 25th Ward

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