$10 Million to fund Universal Basic Income Research

 

The Economic Security Project will spend $10 million over the next two years to research the idea. The project will fund groups like The Niskanen Center, which will research specific policies applicable for the U.S., and The Roosevelt Institute, which will analyze the idea on a macroeconomic level.

Would a universal basic income fix US economic inequality? One group is spending $10 million to find out

Public Policy Analysis Podcast

For anyone interested in deep discussion about the nuances of social and economic problems, Vox’s The Weeds is the podcast for you. The hosts of this show truly get “into the weeds” and dissect the different facets of complex problems facing us in society. Hence the name.

I can assure you that if you spend your time listening and reading about politicians, then you are likely poorly informed about any given topic. The devil is in the details and it takes time to understand issues. And only until you fully understand the problem can you begin to work towards a solution.

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Canadians Mourn Dead Racoon

What I find brilliant about this is how people responded to what would otherwise be typical complaining about City services. And Mayor Norm Kelly provides a social media lesson on how to respond. Nicely done.

Check out how the meme unfolded in Dead raccoon left on city street gets hilarious memorial published on SFGate.

Star Wars Comes to Life

The collective excitement of this film spans the globe. Made even more so by the revelation that real physical movie sets have been built.

The characters are physically real and not completely animated through CGI. The excitement of the actors during the interviews is obvious and I think that will bring the movie alive in a way we simply have not seen in the recent trend of Superhero movies.

There is only one Trilogy. And that is Star Wars.