sandandglass:

Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

Ebola Czar

kohenari:

It’s noteworthy, I think, that people who’ve spent the past six years complaining about and even working to undermine the federal government now insist the federal government must do something swift and meaningful to coordinate a national response to the health scare of Ebola.

I know, right. Everyone hates government, until they realize there are some things only governments do best. Which is, after all, why our species invented government. Even Hobbes knew that!

http://planetmoney.tumblr.com/post/100191942708/the-most-common-jobs-for-the-rich-middle-class

planetmoney:

The Most Common Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class, And Poor

We’ve written a lot about how income has changed (or not) for the rich, middle class and poor in the U.S. We’ve written much less about what the rich, middle class and poor actually do for work.

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Some thoughts:

  • Most common…
adam-wola:

From The Economist. Yikes: Venezuela needs oil to be US$120 a barrel in order for its government budget to break even. Oil is nowhere near that.

adam-wola:

From The Economist. Yikes: Venezuela needs oil to be US$120 a barrel in order for its government budget to break even. Oil is nowhere near that.

theeconomist:

China’s back: the brief period in which America overshadowed China as the world’s largest economy is now over, according to new estimates

theeconomist:

China’s back: the brief period in which America overshadowed China as the world’s largest economy is now over, according to new estimates

theweekmagazine:

How to overcome your fear of public speaking and give a great presentation
Here are six tips from experts and research
theeconomist:

Daily chart: There are approximately 35 million millionaires in the world. That’s just 0.7% of the adult population. But collectively, they hold 44% of the world’s total wealth.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: There are approximately 35 million millionaires in the world. That’s just 0.7% of the adult population. But collectively, they hold 44% of the world’s total wealth.

It’s understandable, of course, that so many Americans are scared: We are consistently told that we should be.

If we must have a hugely invasive national security state, let’s at least listen to it

America’s intelligence agencies agree: ISIS isn’t that big of a threat. So why are we all freaking out about ISIS?

(via theweekmagazine)
publicradiointernational:

More than 66,000 kids traveling without parents were apprehended by Border Patrol from October 2013 through the end of August. Many of these young people will likely apply for asylum in the US based on gang persecution, a basis for refugee status that’s becoming more common but is a highly debated area of law. What are your questions? Leave them in the comments below.
Joining us on Facebook is Molly Castillo-Keefe, from the Immigrant Children’s Protection Project, part of the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. She coordinates legal visits, orientations and works with shelters to represent these children. She also lived in Nicaragua for 10 years, working for Save the Children and other organizations on regional projects, including several related to child protection and trafficking.

publicradiointernational:

More than 66,000 kids traveling without parents were apprehended by Border Patrol from October 2013 through the end of August. Many of these young people will likely apply for asylum in the US based on gang persecution, a basis for refugee status that’s becoming more common but is a highly debated area of law. What are your questions? Leave them in the comments below.

Joining us on Facebook is Molly Castillo-Keefe, from the Immigrant Children’s Protection Project, part of the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. She coordinates legal visits, orientations and works with shelters to represent these children. She also lived in Nicaragua for 10 years, working for Save the Children and other organizations on regional projects, including several related to child protection and trafficking.

A quick post-election commentary

I was travelling for a wedding and am slowly catching up, but I wanted to post a

few quick observations on Bolivia’s election. I’ll try to have more soon, especially after the final “official” results are in. You can find good coverage of this at <a href=http://www.la-razon.com/animal_electoral/><i>La Razón</i></a> (a La Paz based newspaper).

So far it looks like there are a few interesting…

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