Article selections for February 23, 2019

  • Asians and the “model minority”
    • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/29/the-real-reason-americans-stopped-spitting-on-asian-americans-and-started-praising-them/?utm_term=.521a11e16eb4
    • http://mattbruenig.com/2017/04/15/asian-poverty-varies-a-lot-by-group/
      • Groups where immigrants are mostly low-skill, low-education have high poverty rates; groups wehre immigrants are mostly high-skill, high-education have low poverty rates
  • Health care
    • https://jacobinmag.com/2018/06/veterans-administration-health-care-privatization
      • VA offers higher quality care than Steve Jobs got
    • https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/januaryfebruary-2005/the-best-care-anywhere-3/
    • https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/1/25/14375776/pay-for-performance-doctors-bonuses
  • Eugenics
    • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/california-targeted-latinas-forced-sterilization-180968567/
      • 60,000 Americans were sterilized by state eugenics programs. Latinas were disproportionate targets
    • http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/familyplanning/2008/10/23/forced-sterilization-in-puerto-rico/
    • https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eugenics-crusade/
      • Optional: 2hr documentary streams for free on PBS.org
  • The case for public media
    • https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/media-advertising-news-radio-trump-tv/
    • https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/frank_gannett_robert_mccormick_and_a_takeover_bids_backstory.php
    • https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/journalism-newspapers-layoffs-advertising-crisis/
  • Real world socialism…?
    • https://jacobinmag.com/2017/07/yugoslav-socialism-tito-self-management-serbia-balkans
      • Yugoslavian experiment
    • https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/projects/social-wealth-fund/
      • All about social wealth funds
  • Child welfare
    • https://www.vox.com/2014/9/17/6336209/adrian-peterson-son-physical-punishment
    • https://thinkprogress.org/heres-what-happened-the-one-time-when-the-u-s-had-universal-childcare-c965a3178112/
  • Communism and the Family (technical)
    • https://www.marxists.org/archive/kollonta/1920/communism-family.htm