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The Power Meter Tuesday, August 4
POWER UP: REP. CORRINE BROWN Brown’s (D-Jacksonville) power took a hit after a Florida Supreme Court determined her district, along with 21 others, was to be redrawn. But, Brown has …
The Power Meter Tuesday, August 4
DOWN: JUVENILE CITATIONS Many news outlets reported this week about an uptick in the use of civil citations to divert juvenile offenders from the justice system – an initiative that …
2013 Field Guide Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Essential information for all Northeast Florida natives and newcomers
The Power Meter Tuesday, August 4
POWER DOWN: BEARS Bears have been tormenting Floridians for far too long, according to lawmakers. On Monday (the first day the state of Florida began selling licenses), 600 permits were …
GET UP AND GOSE Tuesday, June 16
This sometimes-sour beer may be your salvation from the subtropic beatdown
Don't Let The Dollars Fool You Sunday, December 28, 2014
We must not be charmed by money being translated into power when voting for our next mayor. I’m shocked by hearing comments that Lenny Curry is a frontrunner simply because of the vast amount of …
COWFORD COWARDS Friday, January 2
The most recent decision, that city clerks will stop performing marriage ceremonies, a clear indication of the stance of the Jacksonville city government as to how gay citizens are treated. I lost my …
JACKSONVILLE INJUSTICE SYSTEM Friday, January 2
I have PTSD, I am totally disable. My condition is the result of sexual trauma. I spent 20 years in the military with a flawless military record. I was arrested in the Duval County Courthouse by a …
The Democracy Deficit Saturday, January 3
Everyone has heard about the problem of budget deficits, but there is a far more insidious deficit that receives very little media coverage – this is the democracy deficit. Once you open your eyes, …
It’s been nearly three years since Cal-Berkeley psychologists Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner published their research on what has come to be called the wealth-empathy gap. Their studies provided some of the first scientific evidence that the appropriate caricature of the upper class may be more Montgomery Burns than Thurston Howell III. To review, Piff and Keltner conducted multiple studies to find out if social class (as measured by occupational prestige, wealth, and education) effects how much people care about the feelings of others. They found that wealthy individuals were less likely to consider the needs of others or feel compassion for those who may be sick or poor, and they are more likely to agree that greed is justified, beneficial, and morally defensible.