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Melbourne Academic and writer, Shakira Hussein explains why euthanasia threatens people living with disability

August 18, 2014 by Paul Russell
This article is taken from the website of The Saturday Paper and was first published under the title of ‘Living with Dignity’. 903 more words


New Zealand has the highest minimum wage in the world

John Schmitt  lists 11 margins along which  a minimum wage  might  cause changes:

  1. Reduction in hours worked (because firms faced with a higher minimum wage trim back on the hours they want)
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Labour Economics

The Ivy League turns our kids into zombies

July 21, 2014 by William Deresiewicz

Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose: trapped in a bubble of privilege, heading meekly in the same direction, great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it. 128 more words


The Winning Ways

After a Captain of the State Patrol spoke and seemed to have calmed things down Ferguson had one night of quiet. Last night the looting started and the local police stayed back, leaving the locals to try to protect the stores. 292 more words

Welfare State

Unease in the Absence of Drama

There’s a rule out here in Hollywood – ignore them. They’ll appreciate it and you won’t come off as a jerk, as some yokel from Iowa who just saw a movie star and wet his pants. 3,509 more words

Hillary Clinton

The Privilege Of Watching War

Source: Mises Canada, by James E. Miller

Iraq War the Third is no w in its nascent stages. Last week, after a slew of… 557 more words

World At WAR