Crime and Punishment: Why the Poor Stay Poor In America

Joan DeMartin
How Our Laws and Culture Create a Cycle of Economic, Racial and Environmental Inequality...and What We Can Do To Change It.
Created 18 Apr 2021
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  • Sunday Evening Reads
    29 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    “Access to nature has also been found to improve sleep and reduce stress, increase happiness and reduce negative emotions, promote positive social interactions and even help generate a sense of meanin...
  • Revisiting My First Post
    26 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    I hope all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving or Indigenous Peoples’ Day… or nothing at all, are happy and content right now. I wanted to take a short break this week, so I thought I would re-share my...
  • Billionaires Are Gobbling Up American Land and Homes:
    22 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 9
    “Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, that Tara, that land, doesn’t mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin’ for, worth fightin’ for, worth dyin’ for, bec...
  • Social "Warfare"
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    From the 1972 movie, “The Candidate” Some stories are timeless and resonate hundreds of years later. But why? Is it because the “human condition” doesn’t change, or humans are incapable of real change...
  • Sunday Evening Reads
    15 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    “The best journalists and writers do not simply relay information, their value is in discovering what really matters to people.” Nora Ephron Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the 2021 Met Gala (Unknown jpg)...
  • Community Land Trusts
    12 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 6
    Housing for All “In the richest country in the history of the world, every American must have a safe, decent, accessible, and affordable home as a fundamental right.” Senator Bernie Sanders Affordable...
  • Sunday Evening Reads
    08 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    “I am glad to approve this legislation which is to be known as the Clean Air Act. It will make possible a national effort to control air pollution, a serious and growing threat to both our health and ...
  • Environmental Laws Matter
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    “The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” —Gaylord Nelson (1916-2005), former governor...
  • Putting Today's Issues In Historical Context
    01 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner A few days ago, I re-tweeted a piece by longtime contributing editor to Rolling Stone and now fellow Substack writer, Matt Taibbi, who in...
  • America's Budget Is A Moral Document
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    “How many times must a man look up Before he can see the sky? Yes, ’n’ how many ears must one man have Before he can hear people cry? Yes, ’n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many ...
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