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Terrific infographic, showing the wide disparity between gay rights in the North Eastern and South Western states of the US, and the South Eastern and Mid Western ones.
Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housi...
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Creeping toward the 'one (apartheid) state' solution?
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Let us know about problems you have encountered when travelling, studying, working or living in another EU country.
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ONLINE Africa is developing even faster than the new highways of offline Africa. Undersea cables reaching Africa on the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coasts, plus innovative mobile-phone providers, have raised internet speeds and slashed prices. In some African markets you can buy a daily dose of internet on a mobile phone for about the cost of a banana (ie, less than ten American cents). This burgeoning connectivity is making Africa faster, cleverer...
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This is my reply to a former colonial official denying British atrocities in Kenya Published in a Guardian comment thread, 10th May 2012 John Allen really should have read Caroline Elkins’s book before he wrote this article. Had he done so, he would have discovered that the events he dismisses so lightly, or – remarkably – blames on the Kikuyu themselves, are supported by a wealth of material, as well as 600 hours of interviews with Kikuyu survi...
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How long ago did these things happen? Are the alleged perpetrators still alive? Is there still time for justice to be done?
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Education secretary blames failure of politicians to tackle public school stranglehold over positions of power in the UK The dominance of the public schoolboy in every prominent role in British society is "morally indefensible", the education secretary has warned. Michael Gove said the "sheer scale" of privately educated men in positions of power in business, politics, media, comedy, sport and music was proof of a "deep problem in our country". P...
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Readers Question: Assess the effectiveness of the UK's taxation structure in terms of reducing inequalities, negative externalities and unemployment. Some of the UK's tax system is progressive...
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Answer no.

Not only that it's self defeating, it taxes wealth creation and so income raised has to go on those harmed by the taxes in the first place.

It barely touches negative externalities and rent seeking behavior.
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