Posts Tagged ‘Mid-Week Reads’

Mid-Week Reads: Merkel and Minnesotans' Income

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen Merkel’s Mettle The current world leader that I admire above all others is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel has risked her political career by welcoming one million Syrian refugees to…

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Mid-Week Reads: Minnesota's Economy and Colin Kaepernick

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen The Center of the American Experiment Report on Minnesota’s Economy? It’s Politics, Not Economics. Saint John’s University economist and regular MinnPost contributor Louis Johnston critiques the recent CAE report on…

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Mid-Week Reads: Economics and Early Ed

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen The Third Way: Share-the-Gains Capitalism Economist and for U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich outlines three economic systems in America: (1) “no-lose socialism” for the uber-rich, in which they get lavish…

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Mid-Week Reads: Intelligence and Pollution

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen The War on Stupid People Intelligence—narrowly defined in terms as the kind of “smarts” that is measured by SAT scores—is an attribute that only about one-third of Americans have, according…

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Mid-Week Reads: China and Student Loan Debt

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen China’s Twilight Years China’s economy–which until recently appeared to be an unstoppable juggernaut–will be hampered in future decades by an aging population which will cause China’s workforce to shrink. While…

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Mid-Week Reads: Voter Suppression and Racial Economic Disparities

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen Stop Voter Suppression Economist and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich neatly highlights various forms of voter suppression practiced by states around the nation and endorses “a new Voting Rights Act—that renews…

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Mid-Week Reads: Corporate Welfare and Sleep-Deprived Workers

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen The Real Welfare Cheats According to a new Oxfam report, governments around the world lose $100 billion every year because multinational corporations hide profits in overseas tax havens. Corporate income…

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Mid-Week Reads: On Government and Target

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen Things are Getting Better, Slowly, Because of Government This article is a summary of a recent Twin Cities talk given by Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker. Hacker’s premise is nicely…

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