Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Links May 21 2014

Political Economy

6 Reasons the System Is Rigged (A Guide for Grads)
The Minimum Wage Isn’t Just a Wage: It’s a Standard
Forget Taxes for Redistribution (jail the 1% instead)
Better than Redistributing Income
Thomas Piketty Is Right About the Past and Wrong About the Future
Was American Democracy Always Doomed? (related: Libertarians’ scary new star: Meet Bryan Caplan, the right’s next “great” philosopher and Why Is Democracy Tolerable? [to a Libertarian] Evidence from Affluence and Influence)
9 Vilest Right-Wing Moments This Week: Limbaugh Pits Himself Against Abducted Nigerian Girls


6 Disturbing Things I Learned Writing Your Textbooks
Who Gets to Graduate?
What If We Admitted to Children That Sex Is Primarily About Pleasure?
Secrets, lies and Snowden's email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit

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