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Reality Check. Recent Illinois Policy Institute Half-Truths

Frank Manzo IV is the Policy Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI). Visit ILEPI at www.illinoisepi.org or follow ILEPI on Twitter @illinoisEPI.

This Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) Economic Commentary fact-checks the Illinois Policy Institute’s recent article on job growth in Illinois. 34 more words

Sharing and Believing Misinformation

It’s curious to me that so much misinformation is spread on the Internet with its validity going unquestioned — particularly if it benefits the group sharing the misinformation. 809 more words

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Fact Check Regarding UH Publication: Mauna Kea telescope in line with Hawaiian values - Opinion - Ka Leo O Hawaii

“Recently, TMT has met escalating opposition from some of the Native Hawaiian community, specifically the group Sacred Mauna Kea. They believe that Mauna Kea…

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Gassing about LPG

In a recent interview, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed full credit for transferring LPG subsidies directly to consumers. He also took a potshot at the Congress Party, saying that “the so-called pro-poor have been just repeating that there is leakage in subsidy”, implying that his government had done all the heavy lifting here. 261 more words

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Print Email Facebook Twitter More Have your say Fact check: Where do Australians get illegal guns?

  • The claim: Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie says most guns used in crime are illegally imported rather than coming from licensed owners.
  • The verdict: ABC Fact Check could find no study or evidence that proved the majority of guns used to commit crimes are illegally imported.
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Fact check: The Coalition's stance on paid parental leave 'double dipping

  • The claim: Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Coalition announced plans to stop new mothers “double dipping” on paid parental leave before the 2013 election.
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Fact check: Did abolishing negative gearing push up rents?

  • The claim: Treasurer Joe Hockey says abolishing negative gearing could push up rents, because that’s what happened in the 1980s.
  • The verdict: During the period negative gearing was abolished rents notably increased only in Sydney and Perth.
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