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This Isn't 'Big Data.' It's Just Bad Data.

With response rates that have declined to under 10 percent, public opinion polls are increasingly unreliable. Perhaps even more concerning, though, is that the same phenomenon is hindering surveys used for official government statistics, including the Current Population Survey, the Survey of Income and Program Participation and the American Community Survey. 35 more words

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Let Veterans Get Civilian Medical Care

I disagree with pretty much everything Donald Trump has ever said. But in calling for veterans to have more options on their doctors and hospitals, he’s got a point. 68 more words

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Clinton's Shrewd Plan to Stop Inversions

Political campaigns are not generally known as ideal laboratories for devising sensible, innovative policies. Yet Hillary Clinton’s proposals to combat corporate inversions — in which U.S. 91 more words

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A Better Way to Educate Doctors

Just when it seems as if citizens everywhere are revolting against government, a county in Texas provides a vivid counterexample. In 2012, voters in Travis County… 95 more words

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People Aren't Unequal; Companies Are

Wage inequality, according to one popular view, arises from differences in the talent and determination of individuals: Some superstars win, and everyone else does not. 120 more words

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Born in 1988? Sorry.

It’s bad luck to be born 20 years before a time of high unemployment. It affects your income when you enter the workforce, naturally, but that’s not all. 108 more words

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One Way Restaurants Can Fight Child Obesity

In the study, items on the children’s menu were considered healthy if they met the “Kids Livewell” criteria. Before the menu change, 3 percent of all entrees ordered from the kids’ menu were healthy ones, and French fries accounted for 57 percent of side dishes. 55 more words

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