News and Noteworthy

From the week of July 24 to July 30

  1. Occupy Hillary? NY Times thinks Clinton may be a secret occupier. If only…
  2. DNC Chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns in Wake of Scandal way too late to do much good
  3. Pharma’s Orders Connection between Congressional votes and contributions (this story you can believe).
  4. ‘Reverse Robin Hood’ school vouchers divide Nevada ahead of court ruling
  5. Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and the death of democracy They think capitalism and democracy are incompatible. So, democracy has got to go.
  6. Overcharged: The High Cost of High Finance Finance is costing the U.S. about $1 Trillion per year, on average.

 

From the week of July 17 to July 23

Upcoming events:

People’s Convention on July 23
March for a Clean Energy Revolution on July 24

  1. The global economic benefits of immigration and free borders (pdf)
  2. The Times reports a study claiming that police violence is not biased

    Brian D’Alessandro responds at MathBabe
    We can end police violence in America
    End Broken Windows Policing

  3. A dilemma for the blockchain and cryptocurrency
  4. Michigan’s Governor Snyder (of recent Flint memory) appoints oil lobbyist to run the Dept. of Environmental Quality
  5. #WallOffTrump demonstration at the RNC
  6. Fences: A Brexit Diary
  7. Crispr: Chinese scientists to pioneer gene-editing trial on humans
  8. Kaine Pick Won’t Help Clinton Win Over Anti-Wall Street Critics

From the week of July 10 to July 16, 2016

  1. Higher minimum wage, increased earned income tax credit or a basic income guarantee — what are the pros and cons?
  2. How to build a movement?
  3. We can end police violence in America
  4. Reposting: Elizabeth Warren on why we must stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  5. Philly airport workers vote to strike during the DNC
  6. The South China Sea: Explaining the Dispute
  7. How technology disrupted the truth
  8. Citibank and Venezuela – Perils of Centralized Monetary Systems
  9. This Man Traveled The World For 18 Months Spending Only Bitcoin

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