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Income redistribution through taxes and transfers

Growing wealth inequality has become a key concern for economists, and tackling it requires a deep understanding of how tax and transfer systems affect the income distribution. Using OECD data, this column argues that taxes and transfers are less effective at reducing inequality today than they were in the mid-1990s. Show More Summary

Housing policy: Learning from the past and looking to the future

The housing market faces major challenges in both the short and long run in terms of affordability, price variability, ownership structures, financing, and their impacts upon wider macroeconomic stability. This column summarises a conference...Show More Summary

The MS Alphabet: Remyelination, RRMS, Quadrantanopia, and Other ‘Q’ and ‘R’ Terms

Editor’s note: Tamara Sellman continues her occasional series on the “MS alphabet” with this column referencing terms starting with the letters “Q” and “R.” Symptoms of MS Quadrantanopia This eye-related symptom of MS refers to the compromising...Show More Summary

Netflix Teams With New York Times for New Series

Netflix is partnering with The New York Times on a new original series that is inspired by the paper’s long-running column “Diagnosis,” Deadline reports. The medical column is written by Dr. Lisa Sanders. The documentary series is slated for eight...

Delete Facebook and save your friends: What Mark Zuckerberg's shocking admissions can teach us about social media

“It’s time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook,” read the click-bait headline Monday on Mashable, one of many columns this week decrying how Cambridge Analytica, a firm aligned with the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, scraped and mined data from many millions of unsuspecting...

Toni Colette and Rossy de Palma are all the reasons you need to see Paris-set comedy 'Madame'

Although “Madame” ultimately lands in the plus column, one wishes this stylish comedy of manners — or lack thereof — had a better idea of where it was going and how to get there. Still, director Amanda Sthers, who co-wrote with Matthew Robbins, offers up some wicked fun and deft social commentary....

GDC 2018: 'Column Climbers' is a Multiplayer Wacky Physics Multiplayer Rock Climber

It seems like the "wacky physics" genre has really exploded on the App Store over the years, and Column Climbers is the latest title we've seen at GDC that completely embraces it. Basically, in the game you climb a bouldering wall shaped like a column and you sort of fling yourself from climbing point to

Yellowstone’s heat may be coming from deeper underground than thought

A study says the volcanic activity at the park could be driven by what's called a "mantle plume," — a column of potentially warm, upwelling material.        

ESPN public editor suggests ESPN connect better with consumers by cutting back on LaVar Ball

Jim Brady published his final column as ESPN public editor last week, and he covered a whole bunch of ground, touching on ESPN’s reputation as too “political,” the network’s lack of transparency on subjects such as its Sean Miller/Arizona reporting and the quality of the journalism produced in Bristol. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Study Creative Writing in School

9 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

There are a slew of reasons to study creative writing in college, if you have the opportunity and chance. Here are just a few. Column by Karis Rogerson There’s no One True Way to be a writer. Instead, everybody has their own path to success, their own process, their own stories to tell. Show More Summary

Don't be fooled by tax reform

Greg David’s column “Cuomo says Trump tax law hurts, but my paycheck just grew” (published online Feb. 18), touting his whopping 4.4% increase in his “take-home pay,” is... To view the full story, click the title link.

On day 3, Kersten uncursed

(Scott Johnson) The Star Tribune has in the past sought to compensate for walks on the wild side with columns by Katherine Kersten in ritual fashion. The ritual requires the publication of vituperative responses and incantatory letters to dispel the dread she induces among the members of Minnesota’s lunatic left. Show More Summary

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: People with Down syndrome are valuable

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not just a Congresswoman — she’s a mother to Cole, a little boy who has Down syndrome. So when she read Ruth Marcus’s column in the Washington Post stating how women should have the right to abort their children with Down syndrome, she found the remarks reprehensible. Marcus wrote, in part: […] The post Rep. Show More Summary

Writing: All It Takes Is Guts

13 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

C.S. Humble, author of "The Massacre at Yellow Hill", talks beer, barbarians, and encouraging words from the one-and-only Joe Lansdale. Column by C.S. Humble 4 years ago I was sweating bullets, sitting in the bright sunlight of Cross...Show More Summary

Netflix Giving NYT Magazine’s ‘Diagnosis’ Column The Docuseries Treatment

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has sealed a deal for a new original documentary series inspired by the New York Times Magazine‘s long-running “Diagnosis” medical column written by Dr. Lisa Sanders. Scott Rudin Productions, U.S.-UK production company...Show More Summary

Abortions of Babies With Down Syndrome is Not About Compassion, It’s Just Eugenics

In not one, but now two columns at the Washington Post, Ruth Marcus has taken aim at Down syndrome babies, the parents who raise them, and the experience of those women who choose to abort said children. In her first column, Marcus made the case for selective abortion, particularly of babies who might be born […]

MY WEEKLY DAILY CALLER COLUMN IS UP: “Collusion, Corrections And ZOMBIE FACTS That Refuse To Die.” A…

MY WEEKLY DAILY CALLER COLUMN IS UP: “Collusion, Corrections And ZOMBIE FACTS That Refuse To Die.” A look into how corrections are handled — or mishandled — and the effect it has on readers and our collective knowledge.  

Regulatory cycles: Revisiting the political economy of financial crises

Three hundred years of financial regulation offer a cautionary tale to today’s push against yesterday’s regulations. This column revisits the political economy of financial crises and documents a consistent pattern of politically driven procyclical regulations. These regulatory cycles have a poor track record.  

Time for Democrats to Move on (and Maybe UFT Should Too)

A pair of columns about Democrats, one about what black voters lost by hitching their star to them, and another about the price Democrats paid for letting unions die, cried out to me. It's very much something that's been freaking me out, particularly since Trump took the White House. Show More Summary

Experts say it can be worth it to try to lower your property taxes—but it will cost you

Lowering your property tax bill is about to get more challenging and it won't be accomplished without money and effort, USA Today has the column.

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