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Of course the vultures are ready to profit big-time off our national program of ethnic cleansing. Six high-ranking employees at a nonprofit organization housing thousands of migrant children for the federal government made at least $1 million for their work in 2017, according to tax filings released Tuesday. The tax records show that Juan Sanchez, […]
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More on the False Economy

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On May 22, 2019
Building on yesterday’s post about how despite the low unemployment numbers, people’s lived economy is basically terrible, Jacob Hacker has a very useful op-ed in the Times on the same issue. Even with unemployment at a 50-year low, the job market is failing to reach millions of potential workers. That’s because those who aren’t working […]

The False Economy

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On May 21, 2019

Yes, unemployment rates are low. There are jobs for most people who want them. But this has not really budged the national worry over income inequality and the widespread belief that the economy does

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Higher education in the 21st century, especially at elite institution, is basically a hedge fund operation, building up enormous endowments while not spending any of it on anything that doesn’t generate more profit. People have long said they want higher education run like a business and now it is. So you have this kind of […]
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America, How Ya Doing?

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On December 31, 2018
2018: What a year: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for example, reported in November that life expectancy for the average American ticked downward for the third year in a row. The news attracted a storm of attention, given the record number of suicides and surging drug overdoses driving the trend — despite progress […]
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