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Social issues and changes believers should be informed of when developing their worldview.

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The Broken Trust

The anger and fear in America today is brought about by a broken trust. We have a responsibility to stand above the fray.
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Divided We Stand

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln   Yesterday’s podcast episode (11/9/16) looked at the issue of social divisions in America that have been...
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The Fractured States of America

This is our America. This is why we are growing more stressed out and frustrated every day. It is why we are avoiding each other more and isolating to our corners of the fractured pieces of American identity and ideology. It is why the echo chambers of political perspective are gaining ground and influence but independent thought and the peacemakers are losing ground.
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Recognizing Pictures of Inequality

Much of the world has been captivated by natural disasters in the last few months. In the US we watched multiple and massive hurricanes...
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Men Not Working – The Hidden Crisis in America

These men are invisible to the data we rely on to assess the health of the US economy because they are neither employed nor are they looking to be employed. They have either given up on being contributing members of the American economy and society or they never tried to be included in the first place.
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If the NBA was a National Economy

I was curious how today's NBA contracts line up to national economies in the world. What would it look like if the NBA was a national economy?
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The American Caste System – Part 1

The recent debates on extreme poverty in America miss the larger realities of the changes and threats within the American economy and caste system.
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Squashing the Middle Class – The American Caste System Part 2

Increasingly the middle class can be defined less by what a household earns and more by what it no longer has access to. (The American Caste System: Part 2)

The Middle Class, Statistics and the Public Debate

The experts want us to believe that confusing middle class statistics are for them alone to understand. It's not as difficult as they make it to be.

What It’s Like to Be Poor – The American Caste System Part 3

Part 3 in my series on the American Caste System looks at what it's like to be poor in America. This begins to explain why we have class conflict.