• Article by: Nicholas Covington

    I am an armchair philosopher with interests in Ethics, Epistemology (that's philosophy of knowledge), Philosophy of Religion, Politics and what I call "Optimal Lifestyle Habits."

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    1. Auto generated raw transcript @ https://youtu.be/-EV8XfM9CZo?t=1h32m25s
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      We need to stop trying to stop exploiting extracting and managing economically vulnerable people but rather give them the resources so that they can be self-determining and achieve the goals that they define for themselves and and be empowered that’s what we need to do in terms of a shift in terms of policies
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      why don’t we endow every child at birth with a trust account so that when they become a young adult they have some seed capital to purchase a home to start a business or have a debt-free college education
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      we could talk about a federal job guarantee why don’t we remove the threat of unemployment altogether

      why don’t we eliminate working poverty altogether

      why don’t we empower workers so that they are better able to bargain in their current jobs without that threat of being destitute from from being unemployed
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      we could federalize credit scores for instance should we have something so determinate in people’s lives left in the proprietary private sector
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      we ensure everybody has a bank account

      everybody has access to some finance without relying on a predatory payday lending or or or other other forms of predation
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      why don’t we be proactive in detecting discrimination why doesn’t the EEOC proactively go out and audit firms that receive federal dollars
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      why don’t we eliminate tracking in grade school all together
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      we have segregation within schools
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      black kids in the low track schools
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      white kids are in the high track schools it’s certainly not ability

      we can integrate these classes and provide everybody with quality access to schooling
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      single-payer health insurance is obvious
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      stop mass incarceration
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      we have a divided economy with with the resources unevenly distributed

      we also know that when we think about race it becomes apartheid like
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      I’m going to say something bold but America needs to come to a reckoning with this
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      if we really want to address the race problem there needs to be acknowledgement to go along with that redress
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