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Californians Need Health Insurance By Jan. 1 Or Risk Paying A New Penalty

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Capital Public Radio
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Californians must carry health insurance in 2020, or face a state-imposed penalty starting at $695 in 2021.

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On The Bookshelf: HLS Authors

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Harvard Law Today
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

This fall, the Harvard Law School Library continued its regular series of faculty book talks by Harvard Law School authors on topics ranging from forgiveness in law, transparency in health, and fidelity in constitutional practice. In this ongoing series, faculty authors from various disciplines come together, often with a panel of discussants, to share their recently published books with the Harvard Law community.

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The Best Books On The Russian Revolution

mentioning Robert Servicevia Insider Financial
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Just over a century ago, on February 22, 1917 (using the Russian Julian calendar which was 13 days behind the West), began the civil protests and strikes in Petrograd that would topple Tsar Nicholas II and mark the start of the Russian Revolution. It would culminate, eight months later, with the Bolshevik coup and Lenin’s assumption of power. 

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Return Of Nuclear Doomsday

quoting George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Sam Nunnvia The Hill
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Elder statesmen are again warning of nuclear dangers. But have they risen? Maybe, but they remain only faint echoes of Cold War era risks.

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Raghuram Rajan Put Forward His Recommendations To Help The Ailing Indian Economy Out

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Industry Global News24
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has put forward his recommendations to help the ailing Indian economy out of the ongoing slowdown in the cover story of India Today magazine' How to Fix the Economy.' Rajan calls for reforms in this article, among other items, to liberalize finance, land and labour markets, and to promote investment and growth. He also urged India to judiciously enter free trade agreements to raise demand and increase domestic production.

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Why Mississippi Deserves More Federal Aid, And Massachusetts Less

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia BBN Times
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Imagine two school districts in a metropolitan area in the same state: one with higher incomes and property values, and the other with lower incomes and property values. Say that the schools are funded by local property taxes. Thus, if the same property tax rate applies to both school districts, children in the district with higher incomes and property values will have a lot more spent on their education than children in the district with lower incomes and property taxes.

Analysis and Commentary

Dear Teachers, Most Of The Popular Lessons You Found Online Aren't Worth Using

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As we were putting the final touches on our new report, The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar: Is What's Online Any Good?, Amazon unveiled a “new storefront” called Amazon Ignite. The site will allow educators to earn money by publishing—online, of course—their original educational resources (lesson plans, worksheets, games, and more).

Analysis and Commentary

A Heroic Effort To Right The Civics Ship

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Civics education has been a problem forever, or so it seems, and if that problem feels more urgent today it’s because so many are dismayed by the erosion of civility and good citizenship in today’s America, as well as mounting evidence that younger generations are both woefully ignorant in this realm—check out umpteen recent surveys, as well as NAEP data—and losing faith in democracy itself. 

Featured

A Season Of Caesars

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Unlike their predecessors, today’s authoritarians lack a common ideology. But once in power, they behave in remarkably similar ways.

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Time's Person Of The Year: Greta Thunberg

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Independent Women's Forum
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Admittedly, being Time’s Person of the Year isn’t what it used to be in the magazine’s heyday, but the choice is always interesting. It is inevitably a window into the thinking of the chattering classes (and their chattering offspring). Greta Thunberg, 16, is Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

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