He was born into poverty in New Hampshire in 1811. His father was a struggling farmer. His mother did most of the other chores. He was a brilliant student, but the family often moved, looking for a better life—a couple of times so the father could avoid being put into debtor’s prison. At the age of
Matt Stannard’s “Policing Justice Requires Economic Justice” (part one here, part two here) is an excellent exposition into an urgent need for change-that screams beyond the horrid headlines and newscasts. As heartbreaking and frightening as the always present danger that urban policing potentially imposes on young black males, this policing and its broad unquestioning acceptance
I delivered this sermon on November 16, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, Wisconsin. This is a series of challenging statements about economic justice. That’s a huge subject. I can’t cover everything. I’ll leave stuff out. It’s like talking about sports. Everyone has something to point out, to contribute to the discussion.
Originally published at the Public Banking Institute Blog. The movement for public banking, democratically-run public banks that avoid high interest rates and make financing accountable to the public good, ended a solid building year on a several high notes, including a column of support from Chris Hedges, analysis of a volatile struggle in Vermont, and