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The Red Tide in Education

ANSWERING THE KENNEDYS CALL The Guardian Red tide algal blooms have been threatening coastal beaches for decades, killing sea life and sickening bathers; a sign of rising ocean temperatures due to global warming as well as human pollution. But another … Continue reading

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ANSWERING the KENNEDYS CALL

We are announcing a new blog series—ANSWERING THE KENNEDYS CALL. It will report on what is being done today to address the problems that deal with record income inequality, immigration and civil rights, environment protection, and the rebuilding of local … Continue reading

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How We Lost Our Middle Class

Financial FAQs We now have an even better reason to lament the decline of our middle class. New research by this year’s Nobel Prize winner in the Economic Sciences, Princeton Econ Prof Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case, have … Continue reading

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Where’s the Outrage, Mr. President?

Financial FAQs Where’s the outrage, Mr. President, when the New York Times just reported that at least 250 Disney World employees have been discharged, with many forced to train their own foreign replacements that have temporary H-IB work visas? Those … Continue reading

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Baltimore and the Lessons of Inequality

Financial FAQs David Brook’s most recent New York Times Oped talks about the dissolution of social bonds in Baltimore neighborhoods. “Even in poorest Baltimore, there once were informal rules of behavior governing how cops interacted with citizens,” he says in … Continue reading

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Expanding Social Security – Decreasing Inequality

Popular Economics Weekly What, you say? We should expand, not shrink, social security benefits in the face of horrendous budget deficits of late? Elizabeth Warren put into the Senate Budget proposal for 2015 an amendment to protect social security, and … Continue reading

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Governor Scott Walker vs. Education

Financial FAQs It is hard to believe, but prospective presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s main platform seems to be his antipathy towards education, and higher education, in particular. He has obfuscated his near hatred of higher education to date … Continue reading

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Republicans Are the Real Socialists

Popular Economics Weekly The new Republican Congress is exposing a not surprising fact. Its first actions are attempts to water down The Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act, and repealing Obamacare—which will pass the risks of financial meltdowns and … Continue reading

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States are Making A Comeback

Financial FAQs The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released the coincident indexes for the 50 states for January 2012 that are a measure of current activity, and so a good measure of how widespread is the recovery. In the … Continue reading

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