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Despite supposedly having stingy welfare states, both New Zealand and Australia have a lot of sole parents who do not work at all. There is no separate breakdown of full-time and part-time work status in the USA. About 72% of sole parents in the USA either work full-time or part-time. Source: OECD Family Database.

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JONATHAN TURLEY Free speech advocates are increasingly uneasy about the response of University of Missouri to protests of racism on campus. Some of the incidents described by students are exercises of free speech. Those concerns were heightened with the videotape of a communications professor harassing and trying to get students to “muscle” out a student …

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Two instances. Today, the spectacle of Donald Trump, competing for the Republican nomination in the 2016 US Presidential election, accusing Janet Yellen’s Fed of skewing monetary policy deliberately to help out President Obama. Or John McDonnell, expressing the view that the Bank of England should be taken back under ‘democratic control’,…

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A mate suggested that I look into ecological economics. The self-appointed visionaries of ecological economics were so concerned about the population bomb that they proposed a “choice-based, marketable, birth license plan” or “birth credits” for population control. The Earth’s carrying capacity is a central issue in ecological…

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JONATHAN TURLEY We have been discussing the alarming erosion of free speech in Canada in the last few years — part of a trend in the West. Those concerns have been rekindled by the trial of Roy Arthur Topham, who was charged with promoting hatred against Jewish people through his website RadicalPress.com. He was arrested …

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@dsmitheconomics @thesundaytimes In mid-60s, about a third of workers were employed in manufacturing. Now 8%! http://t.co/ipmr7XvIme— Andrew Sentance (@asentance) July 12, 2015

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