RE: [xmca] Katrina and Tsunami

From: Peg Griffin (
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 21:33:44 PDT

And the recent national figures -- more people below poverty level and fewer
people unemployed. So the much vaunted "welfare to work" -- okay for
employers just not for employees?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Martin Packer
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 8:45 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: Re: [xmca] Katrina and Tsunami

This from yesterdayıs New York Times:

...The top fifth of earners in Manhattan now make 52 times what the lowest
fifth make - $365,826 compared with $7,047 - which is roughly comparable to
the income disparity in Namibia, according to the Times analysis of 2000
census data. Put another way, for every dollar made by households in the top
fifth of Manhattan earners, households in the bottom fifth made about 2

I apologize for yet another '3rd world' comparison, but even without that
the figures are striking, and deplorable.


On 9/3/05 1:00 PM, "White Phillip" <> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: on behalf of Phil Chappell
> Sent: Sat 9/3/2005 9:11 AM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [xmca] Katrina and Tsunami
> And to the international academic community (particularly the US
> scholars) I can only suggest, with all due respect and humbleness, to
> consider anew or review the role that the material bases of society,
> and particularly objects such as "class", "class relations", "poverty",
> or the like, play in the models (?) that inform (?) their respective
> forms of discourse analyses."
> Phil
> Phil - for me here in land-locked Denver, Colorado, your message came
> clear and for me well understood - much appreciated. i will continue
> redouble my efforts to emphasize the material bases of society - which
> course includes all of the "isms".
> phillip
> university of colorado at denver, health science
> school of education
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