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Andrew Hallman
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Really interesting paper on the perverse effects of the welfare state by Bryan Caplan and Scott Beaulier: http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/pdfs/behavioral.pdf

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Classical economic models assume you cannot make people worse off by giving them more choices. However, this assumes people are rational, and behavioral economics has shown that people differ from rational assumptions in a number of ways, specifically they misjudge the costs of risky behavior and they have trouble controlling their own impulses. The poor are especially prone to these problems. Therefore, giving the poor more choices does not necessarily make them better off, and can actually make them worse off. This undermines the case for government assistance to the poor.
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Judge who signed warrants leading to bombing now running for mayor without a worry about her history.
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I'm glad to see a popular website like Vox shine light on this subject in search clear and forceful terms:

"The rich world spends billions of dollars every year on armed guards and planes and drones to make sure the global poor stay poor."
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WASHINGTON—According to a Gallup report published Tuesday, over 95 percent of the nation’s grandfathers began their careers by walking straight into a place of business, saying “I’m the man for the job,” and receiving a posit...
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Kids today ain't got no gumption
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I love this quote from Michael Huemer: "Philosophers are largely in the business of finding mysteries to worry about."

http://www.owl232.net/mystery.htm
On the Mysteries of Existence. ABSTRACT: Philosophers often argue, "Unless P, X is mysterious; therefore, P" or "The theory that P solves the problem of X; therefore, P." But their arguments are commonly vitiated by the failure to provide any substantive explanation of the alleged problem ...
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When it come to immigration and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Republicans and Democrats sound more like South Park rednecks than statesmen.
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DECKERVILLE, MI—In an effort to ensure employees stay focused during business hours, Paragon Media human resources director Patty Clemence sent a company-wide email Tuesday reiterating that any crying done at the office must be work-related, sources...
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There is no better source for the news than the Onion, sorry to break it to you Andrew! :P
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Claiming that the 56-year-old’s desire for authentic Native American ceramics is insatiable, local Pueblo artisans confirmed Wednesday that they can’t keep pace with area mother Shelly Burke’s ravenous appetite for ...
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Want! http://xkcd.com/1363/

I love the exclusive FlightAware feature :-)
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