Piety in Society

Posted: 2017/03/11 by dearbalak in Links/Articles/Video

The Warcry Herald

In doing an assignment for a class, I came across this:The Social Psychology of Religion’This stood out to me because I believe that it is very important to consider the context of a situational, and I hadn’t considered inequality in the context of religion before. According to the page, 88% of Americans in 1995 believed that religion was important in their lives. Today the number is 53%. With a drop of 35%, that means that about half of the population doesn’t care much about faith. This drop occurred in just over 10 years. While I doubt the trend will remain so fast, it is reasonable to assume that within 50 years, only about a third of all Americans will have any interest in religion. It would be extremely interesting to do a study in 2045 and look at such data compared to other social trends, inequality included. Unfortunately…

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segregationAmerica’s virulent racists: The sick ideas and perverted “science” of the American Renaissance Foundation – Salon.com.

Ego, money and false promises: Michelle Rhee’s big secret and the collapse of education “reform” – Salon.com
http://www.salon.com/2014/09/19/ego_money_and_false_promises_michelle_rhees_big_secret_and_the_collapse_of_education_reform/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/19-1

Evidence that the Meritocracy is Made Up of Poor People

Many wealthy Americans believe that dysfunctional behavior causes poverty. Their own success, they would insist, derives from good character and a strict work ethic. But they would be missing some of the facts. Ample evidence exists to show a correlation between wealth and unethical behavior, and between wealth and a lack of empathy for others, and between wealth and unproductiveness.

The poor, along with a middle class that is sinking toward them, make up the American meritocracy. Here is some of the evidence.

1. The Poor Don’t Cheat As Much
2. The Poor Care More About Other People
3. The Rich Focus on Me, Me, Me
4. The Poor Give a Greater Percentage of Their Money to Others
5. Entrepreneurs are in the (Sinking) Middle Class

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/05/why-qe-may-have-done-net-damage.html

Henry A. Giroux in Truth-Out.org: Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19654-public-intellectuals-against-the-neoliberal-university

 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/20/1285994/-Koch-Power-Raised-Gasoline-Prices-By-40-Cents-A-Gallon-Overnight

Koch Power is not the name of a company.  It is the oligopolistic power wielded by the Koch brothers over the Minnesota retail gasoline market. On May 16, 2013, they exercised that power to raise the price of retail gasoline by 40 cents a gallon overnight. But that story, like all stories involving the Kochs, does not end there.  Below the fold you will read a story that could easily be titled House of Cards: Minnesota.