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#capitalism   #democracy   #inequality   I've begun a new adventure with The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power, by Steve Fraser.

The book seeks to reconcile the rage of the first gilded age with the silence of our second gilded age. I'll be sharing some insights over the next few weeks (I'm sure with my schedule and the complexity of the book it will require a good two weeks to muddle through!)

Tonight, a few select quotes from the introduction:

"We can once again, like our Gilded Age forbears, speak of "two nations," geographically the same, separated by a century, one on the rise, a developing country, one in decay, becoming an underdeveloped country."

"Can these two diverging political economies--one resting on industry, the other on finance--and these two polarized sensibilities--one fearing God, the other living in an impromptu moment to moment--explain the Great Noise of the first Gilded Age and the Great Silence of the second?"

"And does the global explosion of OWS mark the end of the Age of Acquiescence? Is it a turning point in our country's history? Have we reached the limits of auto-cannibalism? Is capitalism any longer compatible with democracy? Was it ever? During the first Gilded Age many were convinced it was not. During the second Gilded Age, conventional wisdom had it that they went together like love and marriage. [....]But then OWS articulated what many had long since concluded: that the 99% have for all practical purposes been banned from any effective say-so when it comes to determining how the resources of the country are to be deployed and distributed. Is there then a future for democracy beyond capitalism? An old question is being asked anew."

"How well we manage the grave dilemmas confronting us now and in the future may depend on how well we grasp the buried truths of our past."
A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege.
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For those interested in this topic, you may also want to check out Thomas Piketty. Here's an article addressing what has been called "The Piketty Phenomenon" http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/opinion/brooks-the-piketty-phenomenon.html?_r=0
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#Literacy Kids need guided choice when it comes to advancing reading skills.
When we think of reading for our children, we are often misled into thinking that we need to focus on one type of book, such as picture books or novels in order to practise specific, reading-related skills.
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#womenon20s  This is a great campaign. I voted several weeks ago. The first round will remain open through April. #castyourvote  
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#womenon20s Where Are the Girls on the Money?: http://youtu.be/7dfREj6kOAA
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AUSTIN, TX—Noting that the chances of one reaching the planet’s surface are largely dependent on speed and angle of entry, a study released Thursday by the University of Texas Department of Astronomy found that the majority of blessings from G...
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"Study: Higher literacy rates found in kids tutored by AmeriCorp | Minnesota Public Radio News" http://feedly.com/k/1h7TWLe
A study from the Corporation for National and Community Service shows kindergarten through 3rd grade students tutored by Minnesota Reading Corps tutors did twice as well on literacy tests than students without a tutor.
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#WomenOn20s finalists. Watch the video and vote for your favorite! 
Women On 20s aims to compel historic change by convincing President Obama that NOW is the time to put a woman's face on our paper currency. But who should it be? We believe that's for you, the public, to decide from a slate of inspiring American women heroes.
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Robert Reich on #college
The suffering kids experience over college admissions is intense and largely unnecessary.
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#Mmmgood made this easy ham and potato soup recipe from allrecipes.com this evening. Delicious!
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#typos  "In Dog We Trust"--(doggone rug) fetches $10K at auction to benefit canines.
A Florida sheriff's office has turned a $500 mistake into a $9,650 windfall for charity.
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"Is It Time To Change How We Teach Math? - Edudemic" http://feedly.com/k/1dlzLOy Great #infographic. 
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