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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Paying Taxes Is More Popular Than You Think (Episode 41)

Paying Taxes Is More Popular Than You Think (Episode 41):

Taxes, like death, are inevitable. However, that conception of taxes doesn't reflect how the majority of Americans view their relationship to their local, state, and federal government taxes. via Pocket

The Tortilla Cartel

The Tortilla Cartel:

Several years ago, while researching a story about gourmet tacos, I called Diana Kennedy at her home in Michoacán in Mexico. via Pocket

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses:

PANIPAT, India — Shivam Kumar's failing eyesight was manageable at first. To better see the chalkboard, the 12-year-old moved to the front of the classroom, but in time, the indignities piled up. via Pocket

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Poisoned, ignored and evicted: The perils of living with lead

Poisoned, ignored and evicted: The perils of living with lead:

The toxic water of Flint, Michigan, reminded us that lead is a very persistent poison. This week, Reveal investigates the lurking threat of lead from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming. via Pocket

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Real Villain Behind Our New Gilded Age

The Real Villain Behind Our New Gilded Age:

The comedian Chris Rock once said, "If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets." Populist revolts throughout the world may not count as street riots, but they do reflect disenchantment with not just our government but also liberal democracy itself. via Pocket

Friday, March 30, 2018

The red line: Racial disparities in lending

The red line: Racial disparities in lending:

It's been 10 years since the great housing bust and lending is back. Not everyone is getting a fair shot at getting a loan. via Pocket

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Right-to-Work Laws Have Devastated Unions — and Democrats

Right-to-Work Laws Have Devastated Unions — and Democrats:

Next week's special congressional election in southwestern Pennsylvania will test whether, deep in Trump country, union support can help elect a Democrat running on a middle-class economic agenda. A victory would remind Democrats of the electoral power of organized labor. via Pocket

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Case Against Google

The Case Against Google:

Shivaun Moeran and Adam Raff met, married and started a company — thereby sparking a chain of events that might, ultimately, take down this age of internet giants as we know it — because they were both huge nerds. via Pocket