In a move that could have repercussions on the fracking industry nationwide, Manchester in northwest England has announced that it is effectively banning the practice.
No coherent theory of justice could endure such successive material indignities as the ones poor people in America endure every single day.
We still have our houses and cars, right? Maybe not. The poorest 50% of American adults had an average net worth of just $7,500 in 2016. A year earlier it was $9,000, but the richest 1% took it away.
As of June, the European Commission stated that more than 240 million people now live on the poverty line – around one-third of the E.U. population – with a full 9 percent of citizens suffering from deprivation.
After 35 years of wealth distribution to the super-rich, inequality has forced much of the middle class towards the bottom, to near-poverty levels, and to a state of helplessness in which they find themselves being blamed for their own misfortunes.