IPA’s weekly links

WHO measles surveillance data Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action Thanks for being patient while the links were sleeping, expect some summer disruptions of schedule as...

The 4 Biggest Conservative Lies About InequalityEven though…

The 4 Biggest Conservative Lies About InequalityEven though we’re heading toward levels of inequality not seen since the days of the 19th century robber barons, conservatives keep lying...

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Census: U.S. Inequality Grew to Highest Level in 50 Years (Time) • The Remarkable Rise—and Epic Fall—of WeWork’s Charismatic, Controversial Founder Adam Neumann...

Abusing Children to Sell and Agenda

QUESTION #1: Hi Martin! What are your thought´s about Greta Thunberg, the klimat prophet from Sweden, now out on a US tour preaching about our near mass extermination? //Robert QUESTION #2:...

Slowdown in household income growth continues in 2018

Today’s report from the Census Bureau shows a marked slowdown in median household income growth relative to previous years. Median household incomes rose only 0.9%, after rising 1.8%...

Prohibitions: Polygamy, by John Alcorn

Let’s start with definitions.  Polygamy = Marriage to more than one spouse.  Polygyny = Marriage of a husband and more than one wife.  Polyandry = Marriage of a...

The Ethics of Externalities

Some theorists claim that externalities are probably the most legitimate reason for state intervention in human interactions. The ethical case for intervention is that it can presumably increase...

What Issues Should Democrats Ignore In 2018?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Today’s debate will center around this tweet from a political analyst: Everybody...

America’s Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356 Rebroadcast)

In the most recent two-year election cycle, the political industry’s revenue was estimated to be $16 billion. Meanwhile customer satisfaction is at a historic low. (Photo: Bill...

Smart consumers. stupid voters

What do ordinary folk know about economics? This question has been revived by Simon, who argues that support for a no-deal Brexit is based upon “information failure” caused...
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