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The Democratic primary is a crapfest by design. Time for some intelligent design.

Joe Biden has been the Democratic frontrunner for the entire 2020 primary until last when Elizabeth Warren surged in the polls and briefly became the frontrunner. Her momentum made it look like she was going to demolish all the other

Posted in Pence2018, Public Finance

Big land

Bloomberg investigated the people that own the most land in America and this map of Maine speaks for itself: The report found that:  The 100 largest owners of private property in the U.S., newcomers and old-timers together, have 40 million

Posted in Public Finance

The Lead Conspiracy

How much money would you require to be paid to voluntarily put yourself through lead poisoning that makes you sick without killing you? Some people would do it for a few million dollars. This helps explain why people lie and

Posted in Health, Public Finance

The minimum wage is nearly dead

The federal government has just set the record for the longest period of time without an increase in the minimum wage to keep up with inflation. The minimum wage has now been ignored for over a decade and Kevin Drum

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Posted in Inequality, Labor, Public Finance

International comparison of the income tax rate on the wealthy

Thomas Piketty posted the top income tax rate in five of the richest big countries over the past 115 years. Most Americans don’t realize that the top tax rate in the US is considerably lower now than it was for

Posted in Public Finance

Affirmative action for the rich

There are several ways that rich kids buy advantages for college. First is years of expensive high-quality education that begins in exclusive private preschools that cost more than full tuition at most private colleges. Then add in expensive summer camps

Posted in Labor, Public Finance

Guns don’t kill people. Alcohol kills people.

Ok, so my title is goofy sloganeering, but it isn’t any goofier than the common slogan it is based upon. Although the US could certainly save lives by copying some of the gun restrictions that all other industrialized nations use,

Posted in Public Finance, Violence & Peace

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