It’s time again for Link-O-Rama Mama, where I lazily link to other people well written and thoroughly researched articles!
Though provoking short piece from Marketplace:
“First, many people (especially low- and middle-income earners) are likely to perceive the world to be unfair only if “the rich get richer.” It is possible, then, that people will perceive less fairness in the years with greater income disparity, and this perception in turn could lower those individuals’ overall happiness in such years.
Second, income disparity could disjoint and divide community members (Putnam, 2000), and as a result, it could make people trust others less (Ichida et al., 2009). To the extent that trust is positively associated with happiness (Inglehart, 1999), lowered general trust could explain why people are in general less happy in times of income inequality. ”
Wonderful essay from Cara at Sunnyside Sis about growing up next door to her grandmother:
“When we went over to her house to see her, we did not have the distractions my children have today when visiting with their Grandparents. We didn’t turn on the TV . We didn’t carry over our ipads, laptops, or choose from hundreds of shows to watch on-demand or stream movies through Netflix. We actually spent time together. We followed her around the house and did things with her. ”
A practical protest against Fast Fashion:
“From August 1, 2013- Augst 1, 2014 I’ve committed to a fast-fashion fast. As part of my journey to resist the fast-fashion industry– and it’s unethical labor and ecological practices– I will focus on making my own clothing, shopping for thrifted, vintage, and/ or used clothing, and learning the disappearing crafts of mending, darning, preserving and making garments. I will take this investigation one step further by aiming to buy used clothing that is made of natural materials (cotton, linen, wool, hemp, silk, etc) to reduce the petrochemicals in my closet. I will share my process on this website.”
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