Thursday, June 26, 2014

New column day

Here, on how personal and institutional stress make it more difficult for people to defend their interests - and on the need to respond to political strategies increasingly aimed at exploiting that principle to reduce public participation.

For further reading...
- Again, Chris Mooney discussed the effect of stress on voter turnout here. And here's a reminder that the desire to suppress voter participation tends to be the result of underlying discrimination.
- See here, here and here for just a couple of the many reports on the devastating connection between poverty and personal stress.
- And without going through the far-too-long list in detail, here are reminders of the attacks we've come to expect on labour unions and environmental groups to prevent them from carrying out their work.

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