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Don’t say I didn’t’ warn you. Before last November’s gubernatorial election, I wrote a piece that questioned whether big business principles translated into effective governance for everyday people.  Judging from Bruce Rauner’s first budget proposal, the answer is a resounding no. Now, we clearly understand that Rauner fully expects to get pushback about the draconian…

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There are certain basics needs to life. One of these basics is access to clean drinking water. Even the United Nations agrees to this concept and has passed numerous international agreements and understanding about access to water. So it comes as a shock to many that a major American city is violating these precepts. The…

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  By now, most of the world knows the once thriving city of Detroit is bankrupt. City officials have cut staff, pensions and now it seems they want to cut off water to the poor. The city announced in March that it was owed over $118 million in unpaid water debt. In response, the city…

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but how many times did “the poor” or “lower class” populations come up during the presidential campaigns, and what does this mean for those who make up that population especially those who, inadvertently or consequently, lost their rights including the right to vote? I’m speaking of those who are entangled…

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