Brian Goldstone@chronicpainwar Mortgages should be suspended too, but the idea that rent suspension would lead to foreclosures isn't necessarily true. @just_shelter & Nathan Wilmers have shown that many landlords in poor areas have small or no mortgage payments and extract high profits
Brian GoldstoneNearly half of all elementary school students in Salinas, CA, are homeless. Low-income housing has disappeared, making it difficult for families to find shelter.
For @CalSunday and @econhardship, I wrote about Candido, Brenda, and their three children.
Inmates around the country have managed to engage the public in their ongoing prison protest through a targeted media strategy.
Brian Goldstone“Prisons are allowed to be the terrible places they are because, despite being public institutions that we fund and are run in our name, we are allowed no look at what goes on inside.” @hthompsn on the strike, in this important piece by @vauhinivara
It’s tempting to see each of the country’s creeping public disasters as an epidemic. But an epidemic would probably be a lot easier to solve.
Brian Goldstone“How do you eradicate something people are choosing? How do you contain desire?”
A brilliant essay by @ZachWritesStuff on the many (& often incoherent) uses to which the word ‘epidemic’ is put, and at what cost
Those who care about vulnerable minorities need to reckon with the economic inequality that leads so many people to vote for authoritarians.
Brian GoldstoneThis new @samuelmoyn piece is excellent: “Without insisting on more than donations from the rich, the traditional companionship of human rights movements with neoliberal policies will give rise to the allegation that the two are in cahoots.”