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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/13/2017

Today's Water Cooler: WTO, net neutrality, Jones, Franken, Amazon, The Fed, neoliberal epidemics.

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Why Have Banks Stopped Lending to Low-Income Americans?

After decades of progress, banks are cutting back on lending to low-income Americans—especially if they're black.

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Reform Candidate for CalPERS Board, Margaret Brown, Beats Incumbent Handily; Staff and Board Apparently Shell-Shocked

As the Sacramento Bee reported, In an upset, a CalPERS critic wins a seat on the pension board: Margaret Brown, a Southern California school district administrator, unseated incumbent Michael Bilbr...

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Three Surprises on Climate Change from Economist Michael Grubb

A tiny bit of good, or perhaps more accurately, less bad news on the climate change front.

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Links 12/13/17

Our popular Daily Links, including Jones win, bitcoin, Apollo 8, Russian doping, Lenni Lenape, comment fraud, NDAs, Gillibrand,

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Reform Candidate for CalPERS Board, Margaret Brown, Beats Incumbent Decisively; Staff and Board Apparently Shell-Shocked

As the Sacramento Bee reported, In an upset, a CalPERS critic wins a seat on the pension board: Margaret Brown, a Southern California school district administrator, unseated incumbent Michael Bilbr...

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LEAKED: Head Of FCC Mocks Impending Destruction Of The Internet

Ajit Pai, the head of the FCC, shows his true colors. Not a pretty sight.

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Doug Jones Scores Upset in Alabama Senate Race

Some initial comments on the Doug Jones win in Alabama.

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For the Cost of the Tax Bill, the U.S. Could Eliminate Child Poverty—Twice

For just 12 percent more, we could eliminate all poverty in the United States.

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/12/2017

Today's Water Cooler: Net neutrality, WTO, Moore v Jones, Lena Dunham, tax "reform," Rapture Index pops, Aurelius, complexity, near misses

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The Happiest City in the U.S. Has a Secret

National Geographic's findings overlook one major problem: American happiness appears to be rich and white.

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