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The decades long decline in violent crime may have come to an end.

In Milwaukee, homicides were up 180% by May 17 over the same period the previous year. Through April, shootings in St. Louis were up 39%, robberies 43%, and homicides 25%. “Crime is the worst I’ve ever seen it,” said St. Louis Alderman Joe Vacarro at a May 7 City Hall hearing.

Murders in Atlanta were up 32% as of mid-May. Shootings in Chicago had increased 24% and homicides 17%. Shootings and other violent felonies in Los Angeles had spiked by 25%; in New York, murder was up nearly 13%, and gun violence 7%....

This incessant drumbeat against the police has resulted in what St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson last November called the “Ferguson effect.” Cops are disengaging from discretionary enforcement activity and the “criminal element is feeling empowered,” Mr. Dotson reported. Arrests in St. Louis city and county by that point had dropped a third since the shooting of Michael Brown in August. Not surprisingly, homicides in the city surged 47% by early November and robberies in the county were up 82%.

Similar “Ferguson effects” are happening across the country as officers scale back on proactive policing under the onslaught of anti-cop rhetoric. Arrests in Baltimore were down 56% in May compared with 2014.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-nationwide-crime-wave-1432938425
Writing in The Wall Street Journal about the new nationwide crime wave, Heather Mac Donald says that the consequences of the ‘Ferguson effect’ are already appearing. The main victims of growing violence will be the inner-city poor.
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+José Ignacio Mora Good point.  Maybe the solution isn't more support for the police, but rather more support for concealed carry.
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Think agriculture is better ecologically than ranching?  Take a look at the two pictures at the link.  Google will only allow me to show one of them, and it's the picture of a cornfield in between crops.  The picture of a ranch is, of course, full of green grass.

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crop rotation with cover crops is a lot better method than some mega farms use.  No till, or periodic till, is also a great way to conserve soil and improve it's quality for agriculture.
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Income inequality is entirely attributable to differences between employers, and not differences within employers.  In other words, the problem is big rich corporations, rather than individual wage earners such as most CEOs.

Billionaire investors such as Buffett might count more as corporations than as wage earners, of course, since their income is not from wages.

Covering all U.S. firms between 1978 to 2012, we show that virtually all of the rise in earnings dispersion between workers is accounted for by increasing dispersion in average wages paid by the employers of these individuals. In contrast, pay differences within employers have remained virtually unchanged, a finding that is robust across industries, geographical regions, and firm size groups.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w21199
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How CEO's are compensated is a matter for the owners, the shareholders. No one else. And +Warren Dew  so far as I know, you are correct that options are based on increases in stock prices. Their base salaries are nowhere near the million dollar things one reads about. Those are based on the exercising of options or the expectations of exercising those options. Same thing with the mega-loses one reads about. 

Personally, I do not like the crony nature of boards and would like to see shareholders take a more activist role but that is no one's concern but shareholders. 
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For all the complaints about austerity, the cutting of government spending in Europe has been quite effective in moving budgets from deficit to at least a primary surplus - a surplus before interest.  If this can be kept on track, Europe can work off their excessive spending from before the financial crisis and with a relaxation in tax rates recover to a healthy, growing economy.

Unfortunately, it's far from clear that political concerns will permit this to occur.

http://www.economicshelp.org/wp-content/uploads/blog-uploads/2012/11/primary-budget-deficits.png
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John Nash of "Nash equilibrium" fame, has died at 86 in a taxi crash.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.
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To the liberals reading this:  notice how it's a Republican, not a Democrat, who is leading the so far successful charge to prevent renewal of the "PATRIOT" domestic spying act.
 
Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul led an effort, thus far successful, to prevent extension of the so called "PATRIOT" domestic monitoring act.

Ted Cruz backed a weakening of the phone records monitoring provisions instead, which would only allow the pulling of records for phones used by suspected terrorists, rather than wholesale monitoring of everyone's records.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/23/senate-blocks-house-surveillance-bill-extension-of-patriot-act/
Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy. — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was...
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Incidentally, both Massachusetts Senators, Markey and Warren, voted with Ted Cruz on both votes.
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The graph of Greek bank deposits over the past 10 years sheds light on what economic policies actually work, and what policies do not work, in this case, with respect to the confidence of bank depositors.

Half way through the graph, in 2009, the financial crisis hit Greece and deposits started falling.  Thereafter, three policies were attempted.

1.  The initial bailout in 2010, accompanied by austerity measures cutting government spending and increasing tax rates, did not stem the losses; they continued at the same or a greater rate.

2.  New Democracy's election victory in June 2012 on a supply side platform - cutting government spending but decreasing tax rates - immediately reversed the bank deposit losses and stabilized deposits.

3.  SYRIZA's election  victory in January 2015 on a neokeynesian platform - increasing government spending - resulted in renewed withdrawals of bank deposits.

It's not entirely clear how much of the bank deposit withdrawals are due to capital flight, and how much due to spending of savings during recessionary periods.  Either way, though, it's additional evidence that supply side policies work better than either pure austerity or neokeynesian economics.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/greek-bank-deposits-fall-to-lowest-level-in-more-than-10-years-1432906601
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The economy shrank at a 0.7% rate in the first quarter.  Meanwhile, after tax profits grew 3.1% in from the last three months of 2014 - a 12% annual rate - and were up 9.2% year over year.  As usual in the Obama economy, the billionaires do well while working people lose.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-gdp-fell-0-7-in-first-quarter-1432902722
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Last year, Spain passed a number of tax rate cuts that started taking effect at the beginning of this year.  Now they're seeing the beneficial effects.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/01/news/economy/spain-economy-growth/
Spain's economy is charging ahead, growing exponentially faster than the U.S. in the first quarter of the year.
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I know Memorial Day is about somber reflections on war dead, and I'm not a huge fan of its just being another day off and an excuse for a sale, but I will admit to having taken advantage of the opportunity to save $200 on kids' clothes.
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Finally, a state actually figures out that the government should get out of the marriage business.
 
Mildly surprising.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (May 23, 2015) - This week, the Alabama state Senate passed a bill that would end the practice of licensing marriages in the state, effectively
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I think this is the right way to do this in a society of laws, but it happens against a backdrop of bullying from the left and disintegrating families everywhere.  While the focus of the State should not be on religious institutions that have served society well for centuries, it does have an interest in the cultural and moral decline of civilization.  If the welfare state and its creation of millions of welfare moms and babies and no-account fathers doesn't paint a clear picture of the cost of moral decline, which government inevitably steps in under pressure from the majority to rectify, at the expense of all contributing taxpayers, well, I don't know if we'll ever get our heads around how to govern ourselves.  
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