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UN report: America’s poor becoming more destitute under Trump – CNN

September 19, 2018

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/22/us/america-poverty-un-report/index.html

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**Is America Facing a Labor Shortage? – The Atlantic

September 19, 2018

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/is-america-facing-a-labor-shortage/570649/

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Median U.S. Household Income Increased in 2017

September 14, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/us/politics/median-us-household-income-increased-in-2017.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Median household income, an important measure of the nation’s economic health, rose in 2017 for the third straight year, the Census Bureau reported.

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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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1 million jobs will disappear by 2026. How to prepare for automation-commentary

July 27, 2018

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/02/automation-will-kill-1-million-jobs-by-2026-what-we-need-to-do-commentary.html

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The rise of rage in social media politics, in one chart – Vox

July 19, 2018

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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/7/18/17588120/trump-politics-anger-facebook-pew

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Drugs alone won’t fix our epidemic of depression

July 19, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/commentisfree/2018/jul/19/drugs-alone-wont-fix-our-epidemic-of-depression

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Federal Reserve chair calls decline in workers’ share of profits ‘very troubling’

July 18, 2018

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http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-federal-reserve-powell-20180717-story.html

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Brooks: The Quiet Death of Racial Progress

July 13, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion/racism-progress-income-equality.html?partner=rss&emc=rss How can we stop backsliding toward inequality?

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Who Killed the Center-Left?

July 6, 2018

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http://freebeacon.com/columns/killed-center-left/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=politics-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20180706&silverid=NDc0NDU0MTA4NDA5S0

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Take a number: How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

July 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/health/self-harm-teenagers-cdc.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Rates of self-injury are even higher in parts of the United States, according to government data. Boys are half as likely to harm themselves.

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Busting 3 common myths about homelessness

July 5, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/busting-3-common-myths-about-homelessness-93035

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**Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it | George Monbiot

July 3, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/29/natural-world-disappearing-save-it The creatures we feared our grandchildren wouldn’t see have vanished: it’s happened faster than even pessimists predictedIt felt as disorienting as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name to it. I don’t think my mental powers are fading: I still possess an eerie capacity to recall facts […]

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3 reasons why the US is vulnerable to big disasters

July 2, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/3-reasons-why-the-us-is-vulnerable-to-big-disasters-97592

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The Disney-Fox Deal Sails Through, a Bit Too Easily

July 2, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/opinion/disney-fox-deal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss It’s hard to believe that politics played no part.

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Nonfiction: America Has Gone Off the Rails. Steven Brill Sees Ways to Get It Back on Track.

July 2, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/books/review/steven-brill-tailspin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss In “Tailspin,” Brill looks at many problems plaguing the country, and the people who are offering solutions.

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**One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note.

July 1, 2018

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One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note. https://nyti.ms/2IBQCgq

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NYTimes: California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding.

July 1, 2018

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California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding. https://nyti.ms/2IyTudN

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NYT: The Millennial Socialists Are Coming

June 30, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/30/opinion/democratic-socialists-progressive-democratic-party-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Part of the blue wave is red.

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As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks

June 30, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/30/us/politics/midterm-elections-democratic-party.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The looming battle over the Supreme Court opening highlights the fissure between establishment Democrats and activists pressing a liberal, anti-Trump agenda.

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Doctors: Is It Getting Harder to Care for Poor Patients?

June 28, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/well/is-it-getting-harder-to-care-for-poor-patients.html?partner=rss&emc=rss We’ve been unable — or unwilling — to include social factors in how we support and pay doctors.

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America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own

June 28, 2018

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America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own https://nyti.ms/2IyxHTt

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White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds

June 28, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/us/white-supremacist-groups-adl.html?partner=rss&emc=rss There were 292 reported cases of racist or otherwise bigoted fliers and posters at colleges in nine months, the Anti-Defamation League found.

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Why is suicide on the rise in the US – but falling in most of Europe?

June 28, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/why-is-suicide-on-the-rise-in-the-us-but-falling-in-most-of-europe-98366

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New data shows US hate crimes continued to rise in 2017

June 26, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/new-data-shows-us-hate-crimes-continued-to-rise-in-2017-97989

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A new world is dawning, and the US will no longer lead it

June 26, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/a-new-world-is-dawning-and-the-us-will-no-longer-lead-it-98362

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Police Killings Have Harmed Mental Health in Black Communities, Study Finds

June 21, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/police-shootings-black-mental-health.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Killings of unarmed blacks were associated with measurable emotional distress among other African-Americans, researchers reported.

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Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

June 20, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/white-minority-population.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The pattern first started more than a decade ago. But lagging fertility rates and rising white mortality rates have sped demographic change.

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Poor Americans’ Mental Health Is Getting Worse – The Atlantic

June 19, 2018

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https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/06/poor-americans-really-are-in-despair/563105/

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Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression

June 19, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/well/prescription-drugs-depression-suicide.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Over one-third of Americans take at least one medication with depression as a potential side effect, a new study reports.

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To survive our high-speed society, cultivate ‘temporal bandwidth’ | Alan Jacobs

June 16, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/16/temporal-bandwith-social-media-alan-jacobs Our era of relentless social media and soundbites has caused us to lose sight of the past, and future It is hard to imagine a time more completely presentist than our own, more tethered to the immediate; and is hard to imagine a person more exemplary of our presentism than the current president of […]

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NYTimes: Why Aren’t More Men Working?

June 16, 2018

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Why Aren’t More Men Working? https://nyti.ms/2MxmNkm

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Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

June 16, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/health/youth-risk-depression-suicide-opioids.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The C.D.C.’s biannual survey of U.S. high school students also showed increases in bullying and declines in condom use.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Suicide Rates Are Rising. What Should We Do About It?

June 11, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/opinion/suicide-rates-increase-anthony-bourdain-kate-spade.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Last year the National Institutes of Health spent more money researching dietary supplements than it did suicide and suicide prevention.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Our Hackable Political Future

February 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/opinion/hacking-politics-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Imagine the day when operatives can create fake video of their enemies. That day is here.

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Our Hackable Political Future

February 4, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/opinion/hacking-politics-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Imagine the day when operatives can create fake video of their enemies. That day is here.

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Economic Scene: Is the Populist Revolt Over? Not if Robots Have Their Way

January 31, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/business/economy/populist-politics-globalization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Job-killing imports from China gave rise to the dynamics that led to President Trump’s election. Artificial intelligence could provide the next wave.

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Economic Scene: After Globalization, a New Specter Could Feed Populist Politics

January 30, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/business/economy/populist-politics-globalization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Job-killing imports from China gave rise to the dynamics that led to President Trump’s election. Artificial intelligence could provide the next wave.

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