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Jeffrey Eisenach on “Making America Rich Again“:

The study focuses on Latino demographics, presents data on the role of Latinos as workers and entrepreneurs, presents data on Latino income and purchasing power, and focuses on the top 25 power Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The data presented in this study demonstrate that the Latino community in the US is a source of both demographic and economic dynamism. Given the demographic profile of Hispanic Americans, it seems extremely likely these trends will continue in the years to come.

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A few former staffers put together an online manual, Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting We wrote this guide because we believe that the coming years will see an unprecedented movement of Americans rising up across the country to protect our values and our neighbors. Our goal is to provide practical understanding of how your MoCs think, and how you can demonstrate to them the depth and power of the opposition to Donald Trump and Republican congressional overreach.

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Perfectly competitive markets are rare. Maximizing welfare usually requires government intervention - more regulation, not less. Maximilian Auffhammer on Berkeley Blog: “Further, we have recently learned that the Social Cost of Carbon in federal rulemaking is at risk. The Social Cost of Carbon is a number used in federal benefit cost analysis, to incorporate the global damages from greenhouse gas emissions. The president could, for example, instruct agencies to use a domestic cost of carbon, which is a fraction of the true damages from carbon emissions.

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Scientists at a rally in San Francisco. “Ice has no agenda, it just melts.”

Richard Brody’s Best Movies of 2016 list.

Ephrat Livni referring to Ruth Whippman and America the Anxious: > She told Quartz that corporations are using these wellbeing programs to distract from serious systemic issues, like long hours, low pay, and no health insurance or vacations. And, she says, the biggest proponents of mindfulness programs are often companies that—based on labor lawsuits and settlements—exploit employees, such as Bank of America.

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Sonali Mathur weighs census tracts against counties in anti-poverty programs: Initially proposed during the drafting of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the 10-20-30 approach called for 10 percent of funds of federal programs subject to this plan be directed to persistent poverty counties where at least 20 percent of the population has been living in poverty for 30 years. While this may have worked for the original intent of appropriately directing the rural development funds, the county based approach may not necessarily work across a wider range of programs and may not be the right approach to address extreme poverty.

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