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Old Lies - Thomas Sowell

We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. What is surprising is how old some of these lies are, and how often they have been shown to be lies, years ago or even decades ago. 306 more words

Academic Research Shows Minorities Get Hurt When Government Tries to Help | International Liberty

Two economists, one from the University of Virginia and the other from the University of Oregon, conducted a study of “ban the box” laws that restrict employers from figuring out whether job applicants have criminal records. 124 more words

Overwhelming Evidence That Obamacare Caused Premiums To Increase Substantially - Forbes

Two scholars at the renowned Brookings Institution, Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg, have published an analysis finding that “average premiums in the individual market actually dropped significantly upon implementation of the ACA .” This contrasts with a plethora of evidence, including a rigorous 2014 Brookings study, showing the ACA significantly increased premiums. 41 more words

Women & Social Security Summit 8/17

Join Forward Chicago for this free event hosted by AARP and the

presents in partnership with AARP:
Social Security & Women Summit

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016 FROM 11:30 AM TO 2:00 PM (CDT) … 260 more words

Community Events

Join us for a talk about Ageism in America this Friday, August 5th

Addressing Ageism in America

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Rush University Medical Center
Searle Conference Center
1725 W Harrison St Professional Building Elevator II… 255 more words

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More Evidence that Balanced Budget Rules Don’t Work as Well as Spending Caps | International Liberty

…consider the fact that balanced budget requirements haven’t prevented states like California, Illinois, Connecticut, and New York from adopting bad policy. Or look at France, Italy, Greece, and other EU nations that are fiscal basket cases even though there are “Maastricht rules” that basically are akin to balanced budget requirements…

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Bringing Your Interests to Life: Great Decisions Expands to the Northside

By Dr. Tana Durnbaugh

The opportunity to discuss foreign policy in a guided format is unique to Great Discussions the Foreign Policy Association Nationwide program. The Chicago League of Women Voters has used this program for over five years and as a participant I found it to be a challenging and thoughtful exploration of foreign affairs. 298 more words