Thingish Things

Banking on Paul’s Vote

There’s an old political adage: Anyone who robs Peter to pay Paul can always rely on Paul’s vote. The operative question, though, for the long-term health of the country is, are there more Peters or Pauls out there? Because if there are more Pauls than Peters, we’re in trouble.  Turns out it’s a good time to […]

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Poverty, Census Style

There is a super-interesting-study out of Heritage Foundation today on what constitutes poverty in America — in the eyes of the U.S. Census Bureau at least. The results might suprise a lot of people. No one is unsympathetic to the least fortunate among us, but poverty in America is a relative term.  The Census classifies 30 million Americans as “poor”, yet the vast majority […]

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