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Gallup finds taboos increasingly accepted in America

Right and wrong are so last century Believe it or not, this isn’t another article about Bruce / Caitlyn Jenner, though the wider question of gender bending could probably be squirreled away in here somewhere. Gallup took time out from polling people about the presidential candidates...
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Deep secrets of racial profiling (3)

(Scott Johnson) In part 2 of this series, I wrote about David Harris’s book Profiles In Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work. Harris’s book had obviously been written before 9/11, though it was published in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. In the book’s chapter 6, Harris provided an account of the reform of airline passenger screening in the Clinton...

Egyptians react to Obama’s CGA speech

(Scott Johnson) Taking a leaf from the Downfall/Hitler Reacts videos on which we have occasionally drawn, and to which Steve has even occasionally contributed, IPhoneConservative has supplied creative subtitles to the MEMRI TV video below. The interlocutors in the video purportedly discuss President Obama’s May 20 Coast Guard Academy commencement speech, which I discussed ...

Lindsey Graham: The Thinking-Person’s Candidate

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 4.35.38 AMI think one of the take-aways from Lindsey’s announcement on Monday was the fact that he is the thinking personR...

Muslim world reacts to Coast Guard speech

(Scott Johnson) Taking a leaf from the Downfall/Hitler Reacts videos on which we have occasionally drawn, and to which Steve has even occasionally contributed, IPhoneConservative has supplied creative subtitles to the MEMRI TV video below. The interlocutors in the video purportedly discuss President Obama’s May 20 Coast Guard Academy commencement speech, which I discussed ...

Rethinking Cuba: New opportunities for development

REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa - Cars drive through the streets of Havana April 14, 2015. The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the future, senior U.S. officials said. Event Information ...

Rethinking Cuba: New opportunities for development

REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa - Cars drive through the streets of Havana April 14, 2015. The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the future, senior U.S. officials said. Event Information ...

Changing assumptions about women in the Islamic world by working with communities

A woman stands on the rubble of damaged buildings, at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the al-Myassar neighbourhood of Aleppo (REUTERS/Hosam Katan). Editor’s Note: As part of ...

Changing assumptions about women in the Islamic world by working with communities

A woman stands on the rubble of damaged buildings, at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the al-Myassar neighbourhood of Aleppo (REUTERS/Hosam Katan). Editor’s Note: As part of ...

Distributional effects of monetary policy

Any big change in Federal Reserve monetary policy creates winners and losers in the U.S. economy. But who wins most and who loses most? In “Distributional Effects of Monetary Policy,” Matthias Doepke and Veronika Selezneva of Northwestern University and Martin Schneider of Stanford University offer one answer to that question...

Distributional effects of monetary policy

Any big change in Federal Reserve monetary policy creates winners and losers in the U.S. economy. But who wins most and who loses most? In “Distributional Effects of Monetary Policy,” Matthias Doepke and Veronika Selezneva of Northwestern University and Martin Schneider of Stanford University offer one answer to that question...

Gauging the impact of the Fed on inequality during the Great Recession

Criticism that the Federal Reserve’s very  low interest rates and large-scale asset purchases (LSAPs), commonly known as quantitative easing, increased inequality by driving up the price of stocks and other assets is misplaced, argues Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute. To the extent that the Fed pushed the economy closer to full emp...

Gauging the impact of the Fed on inequality during the Great Recession

Criticism that the Federal Reserve’s very  low interest rates and large-scale asset purchases (LSAPs), commonly known as quantitative easing, increased inequality by driving up the price of stocks and other assets is misplaced, argues Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute. To the extent that the Fed pushed the economy closer to full emp...

Regional heterogeneity and monetary policy

The Federal Reserve building is seen in Washington (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas). In this paper, authors Martin Beraja, Erik Hurst and Joseph Vavra of the University of Chicago, and Andreas Fuster of the New York Fed conclude that expansionary monetary policy helped stimulate the U.S. economy overall during the Great Recession, but may have wide...

Regional heterogeneity and monetary policy

The Federal Reserve building is seen in Washington (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas). In this paper, authors Martin Beraja, Erik Hurst and Joseph Vavra of the University of Chicago, and Andreas Fuster of the New York Fed conclude that expansionary monetary policy helped stimulate the U.S. economy overall during the Great Recession, but may have wide...

How to kill doctors’ old habits

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How to kill doctors’ old habits

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Infrastructure lending must be based on environmental and social safeguards

Reuters/China Daily - Workers install wires on an electricity pylon in Chuzhou, Anhui province, China, May 25, 2015 Development banks are gearing up for increased infrastructure financing to support the drive for stronger economic growth. That’s good news for narrowing the chronic gaps in energy and transport holding back grow...

Infrastructure lending must be based on environmental and social safeguards

Reuters/China Daily - Workers install wires on an electricity pylon in Chuzhou, Anhui province, China, May 25, 2015 Development banks are gearing up for increased infrastructure financing to support the drive for stronger economic growth. That’s good news for narrowing the chronic gaps in energy and transport holding back grow...

How the military and police can help IDPs

An Indonesian police officer, serving as part of the joint U.N./African Union UNAMID peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, stands guard beside children at the Zamzam refugee camp in North Darfur (REUTERS/Andrew Heavens). Both new and protracted crises are producing unprecedented numbers of displaced people. In 2014, there were ...