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A new article in The Atlantic by James Fallows (who always takes the long view) shows how the foundations for a new age after the end of our Gilded Age are sprouting around us in places we would never expect to find them

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/03/how-america-is-putting-itself-back-together/426882/?utm_source=nl__link3_021216
Most people in the U.S. believe their country is going to hell. But they’re wrong. What a three-year journey by single-engine plane reveals about reinvention and renewal.
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A booming, car-free downtown and underground waste disposal facilities show how a small city can lead the way on sustainability.
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When we moved to Eugene 30 years ago Eugene had a pedestrian mall downtown. This was is a recessionary period. Several years later in an effort to rejuvenate the downtown the closed streets were reopened to traffic. The downtown is now quite active. So we are currently in the "open the downtown to cars" phase. So this new turn of events seems like the alternate cycle of downtowns closed to traffic.
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The future is nearer than you think. CRISPR is a breakthrough technology in the development of genetic tools for altering life.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/16/the-gene-hackers?mbid=nl_151109_Daily&CNDID=14258476&spMailingID=8233997&spUserID=MjQ4NTYwMzI0MTgS1&spJobID=800858558&spReportId=ODAwODU4NTU4S0
CRISPR’s unprecedented ability to edit genetic code will make possible a new generation of medical treatments. Credit Illustration by Todd St. John
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Great tool for estimating cost of living in your metro area. Seems pretty accurate for Eugene/Sprinfield, OR.

http://www.epi.org/resources/budget/
Share Tweet EPI’s Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a secure yet modest standard of living. The budgets estimate community-specific costs for 10 family types (one or two adults with zero to four children) in 618 locations. Compared with the federal poverty line and Supplemental Poverty Measure, EPI’s family …
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Will California get some drought relief? Should everyone in Boston move? All your questions answered.
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Here is an english translation of Thomas Piety"s interview in the german newspaper Die Zeit. 

http://thewire.in/2015/07/08/thomas-piketty-germany-has-never-repaid-its-debts-it-has-no-right-to-lecture-greece/
The star economist Thomas Piketty calls for a major conference on debt. Germany, in particular, should not withhold help from Greece.
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And it’s not gender, age, income, race or religion.
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Makes way too much sense, unfortunately!
I liked his "indicator" questions referring to beliefs about child-rearing, but hope others take this and run.  Survey researchers and Psychologists in general have been studying Authoritarianism since at least the 1960's ... so it ought to be easily fine-tuned and widely applied.
I am now more worried about Trump's appeal, and less prone to shrug him off as just a loud jerk.

Maybe someone has researched how to undercut such an appeal?
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If you haven't seen this interview with Robin Williams it is fabulous. It's an hour and a half and worth every minute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWLFRAXAY7g
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In a blistering interview with the German newspaper Die Zeit, Piketty blasts Germany and it's history of repayment of debt over the ...
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