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Boy Scout Leaders Morally Straight and... Gay

Glancing through a Boy Scout handbook, you notice how filled it is with skills you must learn and rules you must follow. before 2013, the rules for joining the Boy Scouts hadn’t changed much from 1960’s when this vintage handbook was written. 1,187 more words

Middle Class

October 2 1988 A room with Jasani and Ashraf

Popular Heights in Poona was made up of two towers of flats overlooking the river and right beside the burning ghats. Part of Hindu belief is that the dead need to be burned and their ashes placed in the river, so burning ghats are always located next to the river. 990 more words


A $15 Minimum Wage Bombshell in Los Angeles

As regular readers know, I frequently delight in calling liberals naïve in their view of the world and the anticipated results of their proposals. Reading the following opinion piece in the NYT may cause me to move from naïve to just stupid. 973 more words


The Passport Saga and the Contemptuous Middle Class

The government recently announced new rates for passport and passport services which will take effect on May 26, 2015. The cost of applying for or renewing an adult passport will jump from $4,500 to $6,500. 725 more words

Social Justice

A Shrinking Middle Class: Where Is Our Money Going?

The middle class is roughly defined as households that earn between 67% and 200% of their area’s average income. This is a wide spread, but even so, the number of people who are within this group are shrinking. 446 more words


Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and the International Order

By Matthew Taylor and Oliver Stuenkel*

Brazil has risen to become the seventh largest economy and fourth largest democracy in the world – yet its rise challenges the conventional wisdom that capitalist democracies will necessarily converge to become faithful adherents of a U.S.-led global liberal order.  503 more words