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Archive for November 22nd, 2011

“Detroit is a U.S. city that has been hit hard by poverty and dilapidation in recent decades.  But its citizens are working on a grassroots strategy to rejuvenate their city with urban farming. Urban farms and gardens are popping up all over the city.”

More: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Urban-Farming-Grows-in-Detroit-134053423.html

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The 0.1%

“Income and wealth disparities  become even more  absurd  if we look at the top 0.1% of the nation’s earners– rather than the more common 1%. The top 0.1%–  about 315,000 individuals out of 315 million–  are making about half of all capital gains on the sale of shares or property after 1 year; and these capital gains make up 60% of the income made by the Forbes 400.”

More: http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2011/11/20/the-top-0-1-of-the-nation-earn-half-of-all-capital-gains/

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