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Mike Males – The Stunning Facts on Crime and Imprisonment Everyone Is Ignoring

America’s criminal justice establishment – comprised of major foundations, interest groups, and academics – has missed a number of mammoth trends crucial to designing modern reform policies. One trend that escaped official notice was revealed in a recent Wonkblog post by Stanford University professor Keith Humphreys: over the past 15 years, imprisonments have plummeted among African Americans while rising among non-Hispanic whites. …

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Sarah Lazare – USA: The Global Superpower That Once Again Fails Infant Mortality Test

Federal data released Thursday shows that the infant mortality rate in the United States remains one of the worst in the developed world, at three times the rate of Japan, Norway, and Sweden and double that of Ireland. The report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that 5.96 out of every …

The dark side of America’s reluctant part-time workers – Quentin Fottrell

Many part-time workers were left behind by the economic recovery. Nearly half of the 26.5 million Americans (46%) who work part-time are desperate to work full-time, according to a new report — “A Tale of Two Workforces: The Benefits and Burdens of Working Part Time” — by Rutgers University. The vast majority of the nation’s 26 million part-time workers — …

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The Cashless Society — Contemplating The Ultimate Surrender To Government Control – Chris Ungar

Denmark, known to be the “happiest” nation on the planet, has a long and storied history of providing its citizens with a strong social safety net—a system designed, in the words of the nation’s official website, to provide its people with “the necessary material framework for living a reasonable life.” Yet, a proposed new law in Denmark that many are …