Daily Archive: January 20, 2016

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Biden: We don’t need ‘socialism’ | TheHill

"We need a more progressive tax code — not confiscatory policy. Not socialism. A tax code." -VP Biden #wef16 — VP Biden (Archived) (@VP44) January 20, 2016 The comments seem to be a shot...

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The Atlantic: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bernie Sanders and Reparations

Sanders’s anti-racist moderation points to a candidate who is not merely against reparations, but one who doesn’t actually understand the argument. To briefly restate it, from 1619 until at least the late 1960s, American institutions, businesses, associations, and governments—federal, state and local—repeatedly plundered black communities. Their methods included everything from land-theft, to red-lining, to disenfranchisement, to convict-lease labor, to lynching, to enslavement, to the vending of children. So large was this plunder that America, as we know it today, is simply unimaginable without it. Its great universities were founded on it. Its early economy was built by it. Its suburbs were financed by it. Its deadliest war was the result of it.

From: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bernie Sanders and Reparations – The Atlantic

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