Archive | August, 2018

Edsall: Who’s Afraid of a White Minority?

August 30, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/opinion/america-white-minority-majority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The battle over how to project the future population of the United States has profound political implications.

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Salaries: Real US wages essentially back at 1974 levels, Pew reports

August 29, 2018

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/08/14/salaries-real-us-wages-back-1974-levels-pew-report/37468497/

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Overdose Deaths Reached Record Level of 72,000 in 2017, New Estimates Show

August 15, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/upshot/opioids-overdose-deaths-rising-fentanyl.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.

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Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine?

August 15, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/health/lyme-disease-vaccine.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.

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Wages drop despite economic boom | TheHill

August 11, 2018

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http://thehill.com/policy/finance/401341-wages-drop-despite-economic-boom

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Unite the Right 2018: 11 million white Americans think like alt-righters – Vox

August 11, 2018

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https://www.vox.com/2018/8/10/17670992/study-white-americans-alt-right-racism-white-nationalists

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The Toll of America’s Obesity

August 9, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/opinion/cost-diabetes-obesity-budget.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Beyond the human suffering, diet-related diseases impose massive economic costs.

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Amazon Captures 5 Percent of American Retail Spending. Is That a Lot? – Bloomberg

August 9, 2018

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-08/amazon-captures-5-of-american-retail-spending-is-that-a-lot

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The far right is at its strongest since the 1930s, and the media is helping | Owen Jones

August 7, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/03/far-right-bbc-lbc-itv-media Prominent far-right figures being given airtime on the BBC, LBC and ITV are not being properly challenged on their viewsThe far right is on the march, and it is being legitimised and enabled by parts of the mainstream media. The shambolic interview of Raheem Kassam – sidekick to Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage – […]

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‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans

August 6, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/business/bankruptcy-older-americans.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The rate of those 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991, a new study finds, as more enter their later years in a precarious position.

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For Wages, a Trump Slump

August 6, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/opinion/columnists/trump-real-wages-inflation-workers-economy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The official economic indicators look pretty good. The trends in hourly pay do not.

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Apple’s $1 Trillion Milestone Reflects Rise of Powerful Megacompanies

August 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/business/apple-trillion.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Apple is part of a group of giant companies that dominate the United States economy. That is good for financial markets, but not necessarily for everyone else.

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The Great God of Depression

August 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/opinion/sunday/depression-william-styron.html?partner=rss&emc=rss How mental illness stopped being “a terrible dark secret.”

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