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Corruption

How did the opioid epidemic get so bad?

March 29th, 2016  |  Source: Boston Globe

Doctors are partly to blame, but so is a culture that demands zero pain after medical treatment.

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Trouble in Brazil

March 29th, 2016  |  Source: Bloomberg

With President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil looking increasingly likely to face impeachment by early May, investors are turning their attention to the man who’d succeed her.

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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




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