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March 4, 2016


Trump has voted consistently in general elections. There is no indication that he has voted in a presidential primary of any kind since 1989. Source: Donald Trump, Melania & Ivanka have never voted in a GOP presidential primary | Daily Mail Online. Donald Trump first registered to vote at Trump Tower in 1987. Since then, …

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Fabius Maximus website Summary:  Yesterday’s post examined how the Right sees Trump and the resurgence of populism. Today’s looks at the Left. So far they largely ignore that they agree with much that Trump says. Is this based on political tactics (probably short-sighted) or class distinctions (those ignorant stupid proles refuse to follow their leaders)? …

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Originally posted on Mostly Economics:
A brilliant paper by David Chambers (University of Cambridge) and Rui Esteves (University of Oxford). We have quite a few papers on so called first era of globalization (1870-1913). Most of them deal with scale of flows, how UK was a capital exporter and US capital importer, easy flow of capital etc.…

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Those much admired northern European welfare states tax families and individuals much more than do the Anglo-Saxon welfare states. Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.

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JONATHAN TURLEY The Women’s Protection Act, passed by Pakistan’s largest province of Punjab last week, would seem the type of law that no civilized person could contest. It offers legal protection to women from sexual abuse and violence while calling for the creation of a toll-free abuse reporting hot line and the establishment of women’s …

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After reflecting far more than I should on some conspiracy laden testimony at Parliament yesterday, one of the things I recall was a demand that the approval of the TPPA be put to binding referendum. The conspiracy theorist at hand was deeply concerned about how that treaty was encroaching on New Zealand’s sovereignty. Why did …

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Conscientiousness is associated with conservatism and Openness is associated with liberalism. Emotional Stability is associated with conservative economic attitudes and Agreeableness is associated with liberal economic attitudes. Source: Personality Traits and the Dimensions of Political Ideology by Alan Gerber, Gregory Huber, Shang E. Ha, Conor Dowling, David Doherty :: SSRN.

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