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United With Ferguson: Racial Divides and Wealth

— Mike L
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For the past few weeks, the nation’s attention has focused on an unlikely epicenter of race relations, a Quik-Trip convenience store about fifteen miles north of St. Louis. It was there that 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was gunned down by a white police officer, and it is there that a groundswell of sympathy and frustration has prompted the community, and nation, to act. The town of Ferguson was rocked by this tragic event, and has responded in an incredible way – by organizing.

Servicio de cobro de cheques de Walmart es otra forma de aprovecharse

— Mike L
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N AUG. 5 editorial elogió a Walmart para proporcionar opciones bancarias no tradicionales para los "bancarios" en tiendas selectas. Mientras que la oferta de servicios financieros simples como lowcost comprobar cheques parece una buena idea, sólo nos queda preguntarse lo que está motivando el minorista más grande del mundo para entrar en este negocio.

En la superficie parece que Walmart está proporcionando un servicio necesario a la comunidad, pero no hay que cavar profundo para ver que esto es otra estrategia para incrementar las ganancias.

Walmart’s check-cashing service is another way of preying

— Mike L
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AN AUG. 5 editorial praised Walmart for providing nontraditional banking options for the “underbanked” in select stores. While offering simple financial services such as low-cost check cashing sounds like a good idea, we are left to wonder what is motivating the largest retailer in the world to enter into this business. On the surface this looks like Walmart is providing a needed service to the community, but we don’t need to dig deep to see that this is another strategy to increase profits.

Gráfica Informativa: La Casa Nó Gana Siempre

— Maz
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La vivienda, el comienzo del "Sueño Americano" es la forma más grande de la riqueza privada sostenida por familias a lo largo de los Estados Unidos. Esta Gráfica informativa dibuja la atención a la intersección de la vivienda tanto como un derecho humano reconocido globalmente asi como una comodidad en un mercado existente global controlado por los mas ricos.

INFOGRAPHIC: The House Doesn't Always Win

— Maz
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Housing, a cornerstone of the "American Dream," is the largest form of privately wealth held by families across the United States. This infographic draws attention to the intersection of housing as both a globally-recognized human right and as a commodity in a global stock market controlled by the wealthy.

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