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Forecasting Future Atrocities

March 25th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Researchers attempt to predict which countries are most at risk for genocide or politicide over the coming five years.


Pobre México

March 17th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The millions of Mexicans who have evaded the legal immigration system work dangerous and dirty jobs for a fraction of American wages—and that's a national disgrace. But the end of cheap, vulnerable immigrant labor is near.


The strange history of opiates in America: from morphine for kids to heroin for soldiers

March 15th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

America’s burgeoning opiate problem is a tragedy, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise: it stretches back to the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620.


Twelve million Americans take out payday loans each year, spending more than $7 billion on loan fees

March 12th, 2016  |  Source: PewTrusts.org

Most borrowers pay more in fees than they originally received in credit

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Reality TV Linked to Heightened Narcissism

March 9th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

New research finds a link between higher levels of narcissism and a preference for certain television genres, including sports.

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What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

March 8th, 2016  |  Source: Techcrunch.com

This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and half of that on social media. Compare that digital media spend to the $22.25 million spent in 2008, and you’ll see a 5,000 percent increase.

But forget ad spend for a second. Think about where voters now get their news – or the food of their outrage.


Which Police Strategies Work?

March 7th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

A new report examines data from more than 1,400 studies of programs such as broken windows policing, gun buybacks, therapy, and other attempts to curtail death and violence in American cities.


The right way to do drugs

February 11th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

The argument for the legalization of cannabis has been won. Now for the difficult bit


Business is booming at the Harvard of pot in California

November 16th, 2015  |  Source: Washington Post

Jean Kennedy has a BS in biology and a master’s in special education. Now, she’s trying to decide what to do with her third degree: a certificate of achievement from Oaksterdam University, the Harvard Business School of marijuana.

“I’m Italian,” said Kennedy, 56, a retired high school biology teacher with graying hair and a heavy New York accent. “You know Italians, we grow tomatoes. Maybe I’ll grow some plants.”


A Tale of Two Retirements

October 28th, 2015  |  Source: For Effective Government.org

The retirement assets of CEOs at our largest corporations have exploded while the rest of us wonder when or if we’ll be able to retire.
A Tale of Two Retirements, released this morning, found that the 100 largest CEO retirement accounts are worth a combined $4.9 billion.
That’s equal to the combined retirement accounts of 41 percent of American families.




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