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Robert Reich is telling us: Some opponents say minimum wage workers are teenagers, seeking some extra pocket money. WRONG! About half of minimum wage workers are 35 or older, most are women and many are key breadwinners for their families.” OK, well, let’s see what the government itself tells us from the raw data: ‘ […]

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Arnold Kling shares an email get received from the higher-ups at Swarthmore College: The managers of Swarthmore College agree that climate change is the most pressing issue of our time and that Swarthmore College can — and must — play a leadership role in helping to curb the seemingly insatiable appetite for fossil fuel. That’s my […]

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The latest on “food deserts” impacting nutritional disparities across class: “Though significant, spatial differences in access are small and explain only a fraction of the variation that we observe in the nutritional content of household purchases.” And try this, “we further find that the nutritional quality of purchases made by households with low levels of income and education […]

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We run this each year here at the Unbroken Window. I am really sure that this lesson is taught carefully and thoughfully throughout the academy. And I guess it’s some sort of capitalist conspiracy to print this story- we must have made it all up. I am asked from time to time by students if our […]

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Among the most common ideas I see put forth in regard to the Baltimore rioting is that “the city” has suffered from decades of neglect and that the people of Baltimore have systematically had their environment poisoned (e.g. lead paint and dirty soils), their housing crumbled (e.g. large swaths of vacated and abandoned buildings) and […]

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In accepting subsidies for economic development, we read: We are deeply grateful to the Governor and our state delegation for their support and recognition. We also understand our efforts have only just begun and look forward to continuing to work with the state to build a new economic future for our region. Really? Thanks to […]

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How’s this from the eco-slime: Greenpeace has apologised to the people of Peru after the government accused the environmentalists of damaging ancient earth markings in the country’s coastal desert by leaving footprints in the ground during a publicity stunt meant to send a message to the UN climate talks delegates in Lima. A spokesman for […]

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There is a non-negligible cadre of students who think that when economists teach the economics of price controls or how the problem of knowledge makes central planning doomed to fail, that it’s all just at best an interesting opinion or at worst brute political bias. I’m not here going to comment on that. I’m sure, […]

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As we’ve said here many times, we are NOT permitted to speak freely and honestly about race and the current state of affairs in America, But please allow me the following: Will the guilt-ridden and angry people of all stripes please spell out for me what someone like me is supposed to do. I am told […]

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The food experts opine: But there is something the president can do now, on his own, to break that deadlock, much as he has done with climate change. In the next State of the Union address, he should announce an executive order establishing a national policy for food, health and well-being. By officially acknowledging the […]

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