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Zero Hedge
Personal Freedom Versus Political PaternalismSubmitted by Richard Ebeling via EpicTimes.com, What is the role of government
Personal Freedom Versus Political Paternalism
Zero Hedge / Posted 9 minutes ago
Submitted by Richard Ebeling via EpicTimes.com, What is the role of government in society? This has been and remains the most fundamental question in all political discussions and debates. Its answer determines the nature of the social order and how... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Inventing Governance - Notes From an Ibadan Conferencefor Development and Electoral Assistance, Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, to the inaugu
Inventing Governance - Notes From an Ibadan Conference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
for Development and Electoral Assistance, Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, to the inaugural conference of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, held on Monday and Tuesday at the University of Ibadan. The calibre of speakers at the... Read more
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The Telegraph
Hole in Delhi takeover potCalcutta, Feb. 6: Proof of how outdated the Narendra Modi government's drive to
Hole in Delhi takeover pot
The Telegraph / Posted 4 hours ago
Calcutta, Feb. 6: Proof of how outdated the Narendra Modi government's drive to take over tea gardens is has been unwittingly provided by the Centre itself. The Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR), the business sickbay whose... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
After agonizing search, Kayla Mueller's parents now look for her in the only way they canwere cautiously warned against paying a ransom themselves. They could only wait
After agonizing search, Kayla Mueller's parents now look for her in the only way they can
The Arizona Republic / Posted 20 hours ago
were cautiously warned against paying a ransom themselves. They could only wait, and worry. As the Muellers worked with government officials to find their daughter from 7,400 miles away, FBI agents guiding their efforts, Marsha kept writing to... Read more
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The Huffington Post
The Limits Of Obama’s Favorite Economic Theorytitled “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People,”
The Limits Of Obama’s Favorite Economic Theory
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
titled “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People,” that essentially requires the federal government to use what Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor, and Richard Thaler, a University of Chicago economics... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Don't Show Trump This Chart: All U.S. Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workersout so they don't have to listen to their native-born constituents observations
Don't Show Trump This Chart: All U.S. Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
out so they don't have to listen to their native-born constituents observations about their negligence Ed Hastings type nudge? Is it really newsworthy that some Chinese want to own a laundering facilities? No ticky, no raundry. The jew world... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Futures Unchanged, Global Stock Algos Anemic Ahead Of U.S. Payrolls ReportItalian bourses outperformed. Pound extends drop as traders push back timing of
Futures Unchanged, Global Stock Algos Anemic Ahead Of U.S. Payrolls Report
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
Italian bourses outperformed. Pound extends drop as traders push back timing of BOE rate boost. Spanish and Italian government bonds led an advance among euro-area sovereign securities. Explaining the cautious tone, William Hobbs, head of... Read more
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International Business Times
Malaysia questions FinanceAsia's motive in tagging Najib Razak as Asia's worst finance minister move to crown Finance Minister Najib Razak as the 2016 worst finance minister i
Malaysia questions FinanceAsia's motive in tagging Najib Razak as Asia's worst finance minister
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
move to crown Finance Minister Najib Razak as the 2016 worst finance minister in Asia Pacific. In a statement, the government accused the e-magazine of trying to increase its readership. The ministry asked: "As Asia has 48 countries, does... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Aircel-Maxis probe: ED eyes diplomatic prod to Malaysia, MauritiusThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) may ask the external affairs ministry to nudge
Aircel-Maxis probe: ED eyes diplomatic prod to Malaysia, Mauritius
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) may ask the external affairs ministry to nudge Malaysia and Mauritius into providing information required to complete the probe into the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal involving a former telecom minister. The ED —... Read more
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dna
Modi ready to bridge communication gap between the government and media | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysishe is now telling his cabinet colleagues and his bureaucrats to speak to the me
Modi ready to bridge communication gap between the government and media | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
dna / Posted 2 days ago
he is now telling his cabinet colleagues and his bureaucrats to speak to the media, and convey the work accomplished by his government in the 18 months he has been in office. Modi now seems to have realised that his strategy of keeping away from the... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Clinton Campaign Goes on Tilt as a Result of Dead Heat With Sanders in Iowawhich they are so far ignoring Its called treason; an especially inimical viru
Clinton Campaign Goes on Tilt as a Result of Dead Heat With Sanders in Iowa
Naked Capitalism / Posted 2 days ago
which they are so far ignoring Its called treason; an especially inimical virus that has spread throughout all branches of government, including SCOTUS. Surprisingly, even though Yves has provided oodles of sunlight into the subtle wording of the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Martin McGuinness hails the role played by independent shopscommunities, the Deputy First Minister has said. Martin McGuinness spoke at th
Martin McGuinness hails the role played by independent shops
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
communities, the Deputy First Minister has said. Martin McGuinness spoke at the launch of an Alternative Programme for Government, by the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA). The plan contains nearly 100... Read more
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The Telegraph
We breathe more poison than DelhiCalcutta is the country's diesel capital. Diesel pollutes more than petrol. Ho
We breathe more poison than Delhi
The Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Calcutta is the country's diesel capital. Diesel pollutes more than petrol. How to tackle the diesel menace? The state government should try to bring compressed natural gas (CNG) to the city, says Anumita Roy Choudhury of the CSE. Delhi has... Read more
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The Atlantic
Starbucks the Benevolent?to implement the program. “The rental sector is completely unregulated,” explai
Starbucks the Benevolent?
The Atlantic / Posted 3 days ago
to implement the program. “The rental sector is completely unregulated,” explains Betsy Dillner, the group’s director. “The government, especially in London, is not doing enough to keep housing prices under control.” So this year, Starbucks will... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Europe Falls, U.S. Futures Rise As Oil Halts Two-Day Plungeand an eye-catching headline which caught our eye on Bloomberg yesterday was on
Europe Falls, U.S. Futures Rise As Oil Halts Two-Day Plunge
Zero Hedge / Posted 3 days ago
and an eye-catching headline which caught our eye on Bloomberg yesterday was one which reported that $7.1tn of global government debt is now trading with a negative yield. JGB yields are currently negative up to the 8.5 year maturity mark with... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County’s microbead ban was far ahead of its time – maybe too farPark, who is sponsoring the bill to void the county law, agreed that county act
Erie County’s microbead ban was far ahead of its time – maybe too far
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
Park, who is sponsoring the bill to void the county law, agreed that county action helped prompt action at higher levels of government. “We had to nudge our federal and state people to get off their butts and do something,” he said. “And they... Read more
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Business Standard India
Rajan puts the ball in Jaitley's courtstructural reforms in the coming Budget. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan gave enou
Rajan puts the ball in Jaitley's court
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
structural reforms in the coming Budget. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan gave enough indications that the ball was now in the government's court. In his press conference, Rajan stressed that monetary policy can achieve "only so much" for growth.... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Try doing it Jay’s way, Turnbull tells Shortenfor an increase in the GST and questioning of Federal Labor’s education funding
Try doing it Jay’s way, Turnbull tells Shorten
Adelaide Now / Posted 4 days ago
for an increase in the GST and questioning of Federal Labor’s education funding policy were repeatedly used by the Federal Government on Tuesday to criticise Mr Shorten. As he addressed the first meeting of Liberal and Nationals for the year, Mr... Read more
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Business Standard India
Supreme Court to take final call on Section 377 todayof Section 377, and referred the matter to Parliament, asking the legislature t
Supreme Court to take final call on Section 377 today
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
of Section 377, and referred the matter to Parliament, asking the legislature to take a call on the provision. The central government filed a review petition on 21 December 2013, in which it clearly stated, “The judgment suffers from errors... Read more
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Market Watch
This is the biggest risk to UK's economyof the world--allowing both households and companies to save. In Japan, savings
This is the biggest risk to UK's economy
Market Watch / Posted 6 days ago
of the world--allowing both households and companies to save. In Japan, savings are fueled by both exports and ultra-large government deficits, which translate into a net injection of government bonds and reserve assets into the private sector. In... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Good jobs for Americans is missing campaign issuepeople with modest income and designed to encourage family formation. These wo
Good jobs for Americans is missing campaign issue
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
people with modest income and designed to encourage family formation. These won't generate much investment, but they might nudge significant numbers in a positive direction. But they're unlikely to produce the low rates of unmarried births and... Read more
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Evening Standard
London’s roads safer than the rest of UKwhich is why investment and awareness of this issue are so crucial.” Interesti
London’s roads safer than the rest of UK
Evening Standard / Posted 8 days ago
which is why investment and awareness of this issue are so crucial.” Interestingly, the figures come at a time when the Government is under fire for failing to take the lead on road safety, instead relying too heavily on local authorities (whose... Read more
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Business Standard India
Economists, bankers expect Reserve Bank to maintain status quounder control at 3.9 per cent of gross domestic product and that it was imperat
Economists, bankers expect Reserve Bank to maintain status quo
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
under control at 3.9 per cent of gross domestic product and that it was imperative for the 10-year bond yields to fall to nudge banks to pass on rate cuts. "There are too many uncertainties right now and Budget is just a few days away. There is a... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Heaven’s Not Just for Progressivesof Romeri’s article is “Constructing the Kingdom,” one wonders exactly how the
Heaven’s Not Just for Progressives
Acton Commentary / Posted 8 days ago
of Romeri’s article is “Constructing the Kingdom,” one wonders exactly how the above ICCR and Maryknoll proxy resolutions nudge targeted companies toward anything close to a utopia much less a worldly Kingdom of God. Both realms, it seems to this... Read more
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Quartz
Japan’s central bank set interest rates below zero for the first time everlast month, bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda rejected the idea of negative rates.
Japan’s central bank set interest rates below zero for the first time ever
Quartz / Posted 8 days ago
last month, bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda rejected the idea of negative rates. The Bank of Japan board voted 5 to 4 to nudge the interest rate down from an already low 0.1% to -0.1%. Prior to this, it hadn’t moved the interest rate since... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Fostering the culture of giving – Wan Saiful Wan JanPerlis Maju". Perlis launched their "Perlis Maju 2015" agenda in 2005. So after
Fostering the culture of giving – Wan Saiful Wan Jan
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 9 days ago
Perlis Maju". Perlis launched their "Perlis Maju 2015" agenda in 2005. So after 10 years of implementation, the state government held the event to look back at their achievements and to examine where they did not do very well. Menteri Besar... Read more
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The Hindu
Doha Dialogue: Negotiating with the Talibana time when the official Quadrilateral Coordination Group on Afghan Peace and R
Doha Dialogue: Negotiating with the Taliban
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
a time when the official Quadrilateral Coordination Group on Afghan Peace and Reconciliation, with participation from the governments of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and the U.S., has become a non-starter due to the non-participation of the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Highlights: Parliament debates the President's address, Jan 28donees and deputies for those without proxy decision-makers. Mr Tan also told P
Highlights: Parliament debates the President's address, Jan 28
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
donees and deputies for those without proxy decision-makers. Mr Tan also told Parliament that more fathers are applying for Government-paid paternity leave. Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, said the Sports Hub operators were... Read more
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Market Watch
U.K. GDP grows 0.5% in sign of economic resiliencedomestic product, a measure of all goods and services produced in the economy,
U.K. GDP grows 0.5% in sign of economic resilience
Market Watch / Posted 9 days ago
domestic product, a measure of all goods and services produced in the economy, rose 0.5% between October and December, government statisticians said Thursday, compared with 0.4% growth in the third quarter. In 2015 as a whole, the U.K. economy... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore needs a political system conducive to alternative parties: Low Thia Khiangruling party. In discussing President Tony Tan Keng Yam's opening address to P
Singapore needs a political system conducive to alternative parties: Low Thia Khiang
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
ruling party. In discussing President Tony Tan Keng Yam's opening address to Parliament, in which Dr Tan called for the Government to look into how to "refresh" the political system, Mr Low called for a Government that is inclusive; nudging... Read more
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The Advocate
Jindal to LSU: How about a statue of Pete Maravich?the adoring crowd who wants to be able to take a selfie with Pete’s likeness on
Jindal to LSU: How about a statue of Pete Maravich?
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
the adoring crowd who wants to be able to take a selfie with Pete’s likeness on the LSU campus. Jindal gave LSU a pointed nudge Thursday, asking on his official letterhead why a statue of Pete Maravich doesn’t stand outside the Assembly Center... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps & fields of ganja: A walk on the wild sideIt remained that way for a long time until in 1976, with the Brits long gone, i
Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps & fields of ganja: A walk on the wild side
Daily Maverick / Posted 10 days ago
It remained that way for a long time until in 1976, with the Brits long gone, it was “given back” by the National Party government to the Bantustan Chief Kaiser Daliwonga Matanzimaas a sweetener for Transkei accepting “independence”. So, not... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yetrate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-per
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yet
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-percentage point — and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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First Coast News
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yetrate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-per
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yet
First Coast News / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-percentage point — and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yetrate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-per
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yet
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-percentage point — and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yetrate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-per
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yet
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-percentage point — and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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Daily Journal
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yetrate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-per
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yet
Daily Journal / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-percentage point — and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yetrate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-per
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yet
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade — by a modest quarter-percentage point — and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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York Daily Record
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yetrate last month for the first time in nearly a decade -- by a modest quarter-pe
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yet
York Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade -- by a modest quarter-percentage point -- and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yetrate last month for the first time in nearly a decade -- by a modest quarter-pe
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike -- yet
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade -- by a modest quarter-percentage point -- and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hikerate last month for the first time in nearly a decade -- by a modest quarter-pe
No Fed rate increase, but no retreat from March hike
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 10 days ago
rate last month for the first time in nearly a decade -- by a modest quarter-percentage point -- and said it aims to nudge up the rate slowly the next few years amid tepid economic growth. Some analysts expected the Fed to hint that even a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada’s politicians need consistency in the national pipeline debatekilled Northern Gateway by campaigning on a pledge to ban tanker traffic down t
Canada’s politicians need consistency in the national pipeline debate
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
killed Northern Gateway by campaigning on a pledge to ban tanker traffic down the coast of B.C. I’m not sure how he could nudge Quebec, and Mr. Coderre, into accepting Energy East while not insisting on a similar fate for the Kinder Morgan... Read more
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The Irish Times
Second Opinion: Operation Transformation is only entertainmentmay get the mistaken impression that they need eight weeks of multidisciplinary
Second Opinion: Operation Transformation is only entertainment
The Irish Times / Posted 11 days ago
may get the mistaken impression that they need eight weeks of multidisciplinary intervention from four experts, whereas a nudge from a GP or other health professional is all most people need. Nudges are known as brief interventions and the 2016... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Despite blizzard, Fed policymakers plan to meet this week to consider interest rate hikeDespite a blizzard that closed the federal government on Monday, the Federal Re
Despite blizzard, Fed policymakers plan to meet this week to consider interest rate hike
Los Angeles Times / Posted 12 days ago
Despite a blizzard that closed the federal government on Monday, the Federal Reserve said monetary policymakers planned to meet this week as scheduled to consider whether to nudge up a key interest rate for the second month in a row. About 18 inches... Read more
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Business Standard India
Debashis Basu: Making policy for the 'lazy, selfish & vain'the tech sector, which dominates our working life, has figured this out and tri
Debashis Basu: Making policy for the 'lazy, selfish & vain'
Business Standard India / Posted 12 days ago
the tech sector, which dominates our working life, has figured this out and tries to make our lives frictionless, government policies that dictate the other half of our lives, only create friction. If you want to sign up for a mutual fund... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida housing bill would help homeless families, backers sayprogram that is divvied up among counties and larger cities to spur homeownersh
Florida housing bill would help homeless families, backers say
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
program that is divvied up among counties and larger cities to spur homeownership programs. But the bill would allow local governments to use up to 25 percent of that total for rental assistance to homeless people — roughly $1.18 million this year... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
When it comes to integrating immigrants, friendship is the keythat people are hostile to legislation to promote mixing. Integration in a libe
When it comes to integrating immigrants, friendship is the key
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
that people are hostile to legislation to promote mixing. Integration in a liberal society cannot be mandated by the government. That does not mean legislation has no role. The law – everything from anti-discrimination law to rules governing... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
As drama plays out, time for a deep breathout of line. This sort of "involving the public" only serves to make the publi
As drama plays out, time for a deep breath
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
out of line. This sort of "involving the public" only serves to make the public less interested and more frustrated with government. Nobody wants to listen while Tillett makes a clock. They just want to know what time it is. If these council... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Mayor joins calls for expansion of $187m works programspread Townsville's $187m works program to other regions The mayor of a north
Mayor joins calls for expansion of $187m works program
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 17 days ago
spread Townsville's $187m works program to other regions The mayor of a north Queensland council has called on the State Government to extend its $187 million accelerated-works program outside of the Townsville region. Key points: Premier... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Brotherton: Conspiracy theorists may be weird, but so are the rest of usoff by a lone gunman, or perhaps that the president is a pawn of the New World
Brotherton: Conspiracy theorists may be weird, but so are the rest of us
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 17 days ago
off by a lone gunman, or perhaps that the president is a pawn of the New World Order. But our built-in biases don’t just nudge us toward believing large-scale conspiracy theories; they also shape how we interpret our everyday lives. Consider some... Read more
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