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What Cuba Teaches us About Equality, Sustainability–and Poverty

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Every since President Obama announced that the U.S. would relax its travel and economic restrictions on and open up normal diplomatic relations with Cuba, the predictable people have been making the predictable denunciations, while the American people have seemed pretty clearly able to recognize–at least this once!–a pointless policy leftover


Embrace The Suck

 UC Davis Economics Professor Gregory Clark has crunched some numbers and determined that the American Dream is dead.  Hearing this might cause many people a great deal of distress and despair—I must admit to at least some disappointment, despite having concluded this for myself years ago.  Growing up as an American, I was always taught—by