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The Left Bank

A group for political progressives and warriors for truth and justice. Socialism isn't a bad word here.

Members: 81
Latest Activity: Jul 14

The group logo is an image of Manjushri, the buddhist god of widsom. He is depicted with a sword symbolizing the power of wisdom to cut through ignorance. This image came from the following website: .

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Science and Congress

Started by Henry Brown. Last reply by Henry Brown May 2, 2013. 1 Reply

International Tax Rates

Started by Henry Brown Apr 9, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Henry Brown on July 14, 2014 at 8:10am

Although rather dated (August 2010) and doesn't provide a solution, IMO pretty well hits the nail straight on!

Comment by Henry Brown on April 5, 2014 at 10:32am

Not SURE why this should be a left/right issue but pretty much says it all!

Comment by Henry Brown on April 1, 2014 at 3:09pm

What Americans Really Think About Economic Inequality: Ritholtz Chart

The rich aren't like the rest of us -- at least when it comes to the way they think about education and social spending.

That's the conclusion of a paper examining policy preferences broken down by income strata. The wealthy are strikingly more conservative on economic issues, government spending and safety-net spending.

download full paper (23 pages)


Comment by Henry Brown on March 7, 2014 at 3:20pm

classic quote:

"A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation." ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

Comment by Henry Brown on February 7, 2014 at 9:47am

From the International NY Times:

Comment by Dennis Boyer on January 7, 2014 at 1:13pm

Good one, Henry!

Comment by Henry Brown on December 31, 2013 at 8:28am

IMO a great new years read which probably as close as describing the difference between the 98% and the 2%

Caution the ~1700 word essay contains some NSFW words...

Author Molly Crabapple

Filthy Lucre

We may be free beings, but we are constrained by an economic system rigged against us. What ladders we have are being yanked away. Some of us will succeed. The possibility of success is used to call the majority of people failures.

Celebrate beating a treacherous system. But remember, there is no god handing out rewards to the most deserving. Don't pretend that everyone can win.


Comment by Henry Brown on December 9, 2013 at 7:50am

Although Kinda dated (2012)

From a Tumblr account

Comment by Henry Brown on November 10, 2013 at 8:15am

Ronald Reagan on Imigration reform

"that America was a city on a hill, “and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and heart to get here.”

From the CATO op-ed page

Comment by Henry Brown on October 5, 2013 at 8:35am

IMO a very interesting read regarding the food stamp program:

Dispelling Myths on America’s Food Stamp Program


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