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NYT: The Middle-Class Crunch: A Look at 4 Family Budgets

October 12, 2019

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The Middle-Class Crunch: A Look at 4 Family Budgets https://nyti.ms/2n8Z2Hj

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, C.D.C. Says

October 9, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/health/cdc-std-study.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

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Forever 21 is the latest victim of the ‘retail apocalypse'” – CNN

September 30, 2019

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/30/economy/forever-21-retail-apocalypse/index.html

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Christianity at the Supreme Court: From majority power to minority rights

September 28, 2019

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http://theconversation.com/christianity-at-the-supreme-court-from-majority-power-to-minority-rights-119718

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“The Dawn of the Reliance Economy”

September 16, 2019

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“The Dawn of the Reliance Economy” by Jesse Weaver https://link.medium.com/gbDpsnQV1Z

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Chicago School Professor Fights ‘Chicago School’ Beliefs That Abet Big Tech

September 16, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/technology/university-of-chicago-technology-antitrust.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

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Harari: “What Kids Need to Learn to Succeed in 2050”

September 15, 2019

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“What Kids Need to Learn to Succeed in 2050” by Yuval Noah Harari https://link.medium.com/RPWvEWee0Z

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Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018

September 12, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/business/economy/health-insurance-poverty-rate-census.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

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Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018

September 11, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/business/economy/health-insurance-poverty-rate-census.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

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Socialism used to be a dirty word. Is America now ready to embrace it? | US news | The Guardian

September 7, 2019

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/06/socialism-used-to-be-a-dirty-word-is-america-now-ready-to-embrace-the-ideology

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‘Eye-Popping’: Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion | Common Dreams News

September 1, 2019

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/14/eye-popping-analysis-shows-top-1-gained-21-trillion-wealth-1989-while-bottom-half

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How Economic Riches Have Destroyed The Wealth Of Relationships

August 27, 2019

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https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/27/economic-riches-destroyed-wealth-relationships/

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NYT: Toxic Nostalgia Breeds Derangement

August 20, 2019

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Toxic Nostalgia Breeds Derangement https://nyti.ms/2H9MwOH

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What we know about child sexual abuse rates in the US | Mona Chalabi

August 4, 2019

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/datablog/2019/aug/03/us-children-sexual-abuse-data-stats-estimate The spike in interest around Jefrrey Epstein’s charges could create an opportunity for discussing just how prevalent child sexual abuse is. But estimates varyFederal prosecutors raided the home of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein earlier this month, after charging him with sex trafficking. There, they say they discovered lewd photographs of girls as young as […]

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NYT: A Paradox at the Heart of the Newspaper Crisis

August 3, 2019

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A Paradox at the Heart of the Newspaper Crisis https://nyti.ms/2MtQuFb

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Colorectal Cancer Rises Among Younger Adults

August 1, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/health/colon-cancer-young.html?emc=rss&partner=rss These cancers are much more common in older patients. But new data show a sharp increase among adults in their 20s and 30s.

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CDC says US life expectancy declining due largely to drug overdose and suicides – CBS News

July 19, 2019

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https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/cdc-us-life-expectancy-declining-due-largely-to-drug-overdose-and-suicides/

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US life expectancy declines for 3rd year

July 19, 2019

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/09/us-life-expectancy-has-been-declining-heres-why.html

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The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency

July 19, 2019

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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2102rank.html

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U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I – The Washington Post

July 19, 2019

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-life-expectancy-declines-again-a-dismal-trend-not-seen-since-world-war-i/2018/11/28/ae58bc8c-f28c-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html

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The Boomers Are to Blame for Aging America – The Atlantic

June 24, 2019

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/boomers-are-blame-aging-america/592336/

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Georgia Prepares to Carry Out the 1,500th Execution in the U.S. Since 1976

June 19, 2019

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https://theintercept.com/2019/06/18/georgia-execution-death-row/ On the night of June 20, the United States will mark a grim milestone: the 1,500th execution since the return of the death penalty in 1976. Forty-two-year-old Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. A clemency hearing will take place […]

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Federal minimum wage sets record with no increase since 2009

June 16, 2019

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/16/federal-minimum-wage-record-no-increase-since-2009 Baseline wage has remained unchanged at $7.25 an hourInflation has raised cost of living by 18% since last raiseThe US federal minimum wage has gone a record length of time without an increase, with the $7.25-an-hour base, remaining unchanged for nearly a decade as of Sunday.For minimum-wage workers who have a 40-hour work week, […]

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The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream

June 16, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/nyregion/nyc-immigrant-small-business.html?emc=rss&partner=rss For generations, owning a small business has been a path upward for immigrants. That path is getting harder and harder to forge.

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NYT: This Economy Is Not Aging Gracefully

June 16, 2019

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This Economy Is Not Aging Gracefully https://nyti.ms/2WLiDZL

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The Rise of Progressive Occultism – The American Interest

June 10, 2019

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https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/06/07/the-rise-of-progressive-occultism/

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The Age of Aquarius, All Over Again!

June 10, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/opinion/astrology-occult-millennials.html?emc=rss&partner=rss Belief in astrology and the occult is surging.

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‘Food deserts’ become ‘food swamps’ as drugstores outsell major grocers | US news | The Guardian

June 8, 2019

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/04/food-swamps-cvs-outsells-trader-joes-whole-foods-processed-shopping

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The far right may not have cleaned up, but its influence now dominates Europe | Cas Mudde

May 30, 2019

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/28/far-right-european-elections-eu-politics These elections were no victory for democracy – upbeat responses to the results show how much the far right has joined the mainstreamElections are not about the actual results, but about the interpretation of those results. It is about framing – 20% of the vote can be a win or a loss, depending on […]

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What the Bond Market Is Trying to Tell Us: (Worry)

May 30, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/business/bond-yield-curve-recession.html?emc=rss&partner=rss The financial world is suddenly tuning in, nervously, to what is typically a much less exciting sector.

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New York Police Record 83% Rise in Hate Crimes – WSJ

May 28, 2019

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-police-record-83-rise-in-hate-crimes-11558958400

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The Old Scourge of Anti-Semitism Rises Anew in Europe

May 27, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/opinion/antisemitism-europe-germany.html?emc=rss&partner=rss Jews face threats from extremists on the left and the right. A third of European Jews have considered emigrating.

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A Renewed Struggle for the American Dream: PRRI 2018 California Workers Survey | PRRI

May 19, 2019

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https://www.prri.org/research/renewed_struggle_for_the_american_dream-prri_2018_california_workers_survey/

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Gig Economy: Why More Americans Are Becoming Self-Employed

May 19, 2019

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2019/05/15/gig-economy-why-more-americans-are-becoming-self-employed/

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U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

May 18, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/us/us-birthrate-decrease.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The birthrate hit a 32-year low and the fertility rate reached a record low in 2018, bringing the United States more in line with other wealthy countries.

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US still outdoes all other countries for national pride

May 10, 2019

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/07/us-outdoes-other-countries-national-pride Americans more likely than any other nationality to say their country is ‘best in the world’More than 40% of Americans say they “strongly dislike” the president, 70% say elected officials are “crooked”, and 64% say the country “is divided between ordinary people and the corrupt elites who exploit them”. But no matter what perceptions […]

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Many ‘Gen Xers’ Despair as They Navigate Adulthood

April 28, 2019

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https://www.webmd.com/depression/news/20190422/many-gen-xers–despair-as-they-navigate-adulthood

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Americans Are Among the Most Stressed People in the World, Poll Finds

April 26, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/us/americans-stressful.html?partner=rss&emc=rss An annual, global Gallup poll, released Thursday, reported that feelings of stress and worry are particularly high in the United States.

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Anti-Semitism Is Back, From the Left, Right and Islamist Extremes. Why?

April 5, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/world/europe/antisemitism-europe-united-states.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Anti-Semitism is now being harnessed for political ends by ideologies that otherwise would have little overlap. That fusion is new, and dangerous, experts say.

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New Zealand mosque shooting: white nationalism is on the rise in US, too – Vox

April 5, 2019

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https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/3/16/18268856/new-zealand-shooter-white-nationalism-united-states

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** STORY: Is There a Future for Good Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.? – The New York Times

March 15, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/opinion/is-there-a-future-for-good-manufacturing-jobs-in-the-us.html

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** The Right’s Lena Dunham Fallacy – The New York Times

March 12, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/opinion/marriage-family-conservatives.html

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From Grunt Style to “Warcore,” Civilians Are Embracing Military Fashion | The New Yorker

March 6, 2019

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https://www.newyorker.com/culture/on-and-off-the-avenue/from-grunt-style-to-warcore-civilians-are-embracing-military-fashion

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As Gen Z balks at traditional TV, content creators shift to YouTube

March 6, 2019

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/02/as-gen-z-balks-at-traditional-tv-content-creators-shift-to-youtube.html

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Why Are There So Few Services for Autistic Adults? – The Atlantic

February 20, 2019

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https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/02/lack-services-adults-autism/582586/

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**The Fleecing of Millennials – The New York Times

January 28, 2019

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/27/opinion/buttigieg-2020-millennials.html

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The Economy Killed Millennials, Not Vice Versa – The Atlantic

December 7, 2018

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/stop-blaming-millennials-killing-economy/577408/

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Millennials experience work-disrupting anxiety at twice the US average rate

December 6, 2018

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https://qz.com/work/1483697/millennials-experience-work-disrupting-anxiety-at-twice-the-us-average-rate/

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Type 2 diabetes numbers drive surge in insulin demand and millions could be left without | South China Morning Post

November 27, 2018

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https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/2175004/type-2-diabetes-numbers-drive-surge-insulin-demand-and

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The Monopolization of America – The New York Times

November 26, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/25/opinion/monopolies-in-the-us.html

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