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The 2015 Current Population Survey in the USA added a question about whether you needed a licence or a certificate to practice your occupation. One in 4 Americans say they need a licence or certificate. 22.4% need a license and 3.1% need a certificate among employed over the age of 16 in the USA. Source: …

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Morgan Foundation yesterday put out a report pointing out that many of the carbon credits purchased from the Ukraine under the carbon trading scheme are fraudulent.   That comes with no surprise to anyone vaguely familiar with business conditions and the level of official corruption in the former Soviet Union. Russia is a more honest …

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https://twitter.com/JimRose69872629/status/671926029057785856 @TheDailyBlogNZ Wade is plain wrong for to say GFC caught modern macroeconomics by surprise.https://t.co/pHKb6JfmPV — Jim Rose (@JimRose69872629) December 2, 2015 @BowalleyRoad what Wade said about modern macroeconomics and the GFC are groundlesshttps://t.co/j5WPN6D6SL — Jim Rose (@JimRose69872629) December 2, 2015

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How they resolved spats before Twitter existed thepoke.co.uk/2015/07/26/res… http://t.co/a04CTYT2aX— The Poke (@ThePoke) July 27, 2015

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#Medicaid expands access to health coverage and supports work: bit.ly/1RKHQ2x #Medicaidat50 http://t.co/mydZMggcXg— Center on Budget (@CenterOnBudget) July 20, 2015 6.4 million seniors get the vital support & care they need thanks to Medicaid: bit.ly/1HqYvNG #Medicaidat50 http://t.co/onWMiYj301— Center on Budget (@CenterOnBudget) July 23, 2015 Reminder: #Medicaid helps millions of babies: bit.ly/1RS7ME5 #Medicaidat50 http://t.co/SeJ7MFPGWE— Center on Budget …

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There are at least 98 regulated occupations in New Zealand covering about 20% of the workforce. In 2011, this amounts to 440,371 workers. The skills that are regulated range across all skill sets and many occupations: 49% of regulation is in the form of a licence; 18% of regulated work is in the form of …

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If workers’ cooperatives are so efficient, why are there so few cooperatives? Workers’ cooperatives should be able to slowly undercut other firms on price because they do not have to pay a profit to the capitalists. Building societies, credit unions and some life insurance companies were mutually owned by their customers for a long time, but …

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