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Monday, September 18, 2017

Whites Have Huge Wealth Edge Over Blacks (but Don’t Know It)

Whites Have Huge Wealth Edge Over Blacks (but Don't Know It):

For every $100 earned by an average white family, how much do you think is earned by an average black family? Wrong. You're actually too pessimistic. Black families in America earn $57.30 for every $100 in white family income. via Pocket

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Only Problem in American Politics Is the Republican Party

The Only Problem in American Politics Is the Republican Party:

Political scientist Lee Drutman argues in a Vox essay that American politics is descending into what he calls "doom-loop partisanship. via Pocket

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart:

The poor and middle class used to see the largest income growth. Note: Inflation-adjusted annual average growth using income after taxes, transfers and non-cash benefits. via Pocket

Saturday, September 02, 2017

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them.

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it's devastating them.:

BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. — Clay Mayes slams on the brakes of his Chevy Silverado and jumps out with the engine running, yelling at a dogwood by the side of the dirt road as if it had said something insulting. Its leaves curl downward and in on themselves like tiny, broken umbrellas. via Pocket

Friday, September 01, 2017

City governments are raising standards for working people—and state legislators are lowering them back down

City governments are raising standards for working people—and state legislators are lowering them back down:

On August 28, 2017, low-wage workers in St. Louis, Missouri, became the latest victims of state preemption laws. "Preemption" in this context refers to a situation in which a state law is enacted to block a local ordinance from taking effect—or dismantle an existing ordinance. via Pocket

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say

Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say:

WASHINGTON — When career employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are summoned to a meeting with the agency's administrator, Scott Pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor via Pocket