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Life in Texas

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On February 19, 2017
Now that the entire nation is on the road to becoming Texas, let’s see what life is like in the Lone Star Republic. Texans Carlos Santiago and Mary New, who both went from local schools to careers to partial retirement in Houston may as well live on separate planets when it comes to their lifestyles […]

CEO Tax

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On December 27, 2016

This is an interesting approach to grotesque CEO pay in the New Gilded Age. In Portland, Oregon, lawmakers aren’t holding their collective breath. In a move that made international headlines, Portla

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Declining Upward Mobility

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On December 12, 2016
While I have my objections to the entire idea of “The American Dream” because it has a priori assumptions that will and should be at the bottom of a society that values competitiveness and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps over lifting all boats, there’s no question that it’s a powerful myth. And at its […]
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Income Inequality and Happiness

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On January 9, 2016
Say what you will about Richard Florida’s theories about the rise of the “creative class” (and I say his work is already a relic of a more optimistic time), but he’s certainly right about the connections between economic growth evenly distributed across society and happiness. In fact, this seems so self-evident as to hardly be […]
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