Paul Kingsnorth: 'We imagine how it feels to be a character, why can't we imagine how the land feels?' https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/23/paul-kingsnorth-imagine-how-land-feels?CMP=share_btn_tw
Why the myth of a perfect #meritocracy is so pernicious https://www.vox.com/conversations/2016/11/22/13652860/income-inequality-meritocracy-robert-frank-success-luck-ethics?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter via @voxdotcom
#Meritocracy: the great delusion that ingrains inequality | Jo Littler https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/20/meritocracy-inequality-theresa-may-donald-trump?CMP=share_btn_tw
American inequality thrives on the myth that the rich deserve their millions because they're better, smarter, and more hardworking. The college admissions scandal shows that's a lie. https://jacobinmag.com/2019/03/college-admissions-scandal-inequality-meritocracy
Meritocracy is a Lie https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/meritocracy-is-a-lie-wcz/
#Meritocracy is a Lie https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/meritocracy-is-a-lie/ by @NatCounterPunch
A belief in #meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/a-belief-in-meritocracy-is-not-only-false-its-bad-for-you
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The federal minimum wage sets a record -- for not rising https://www.cbsnews.com/news/federal-minimum-wage-sets-record-for-length-with-no-increase/ via @cbsmoneywatch
(2018) "While you can get by as a single person on a $22,000 annual salary in Kentucky or Arkansas, you'll need at least $30,000 in Hawaii or Maryland." https://cnb.cx/2O4qhvp Disabled people typically have a higher cost of living. Many cannot work.
High levels of arsenic in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, study says https://finance.yahoo.com/news/high-levels-arsenic-bottled-water-202503181.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw via @YahooFinance
Thousands gather for summer solstice at Stonehenge https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-48722409 #Litha
AOC’s Generation Doesn’t Presume America’s Innocence https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/aoc-isnt-interested-american-exceptionalism/592213/?utm_medium=offsite&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=newsstand-ideas #chomskyleftists #feedly
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