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- More milestones for America's shale revolution, which has elevated the US to the world's No. 1 energy superpower
- Texas oil production in August topped 3M barrels/day for the fourth month, as the Lone Star State produced 37% of all US oil
- Neil Cavuto: What's weirder than gas prices tumbling? Not a single politician demanding to know why.
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A recent Brookings piece looks at the issue of food security and poverty for children in the US. The authors, Craig Gundersen and James Ziliak, note that “In 2012, over one in five U.S. children lived in households that were food insecure, defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as ‘a household-level economic and social [...]
Over at Brookings, Kimberly Howard and Richard Reeves write on “why the children of married parents do better.” Is it because (a) those families have higher family incomes, (b) the parenting is more consistent, (c) marriage is the visible expression of other factors, or (d) marriage itself matters? Howard and Reeves: “Parents who get and [...]
Check out the top pieces we’re reading today on the economy, technology, family, and more. 1.) Working from home seems more legitimate if you have a kid, according to this piece from The Atlantic. “And dads, a study finds, are typically granted more leeway than moms.” 2.) From WSJ: “Unemployed by Obamacare: Three new Fed [...]
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Every August since 2009 has seen a spate of news stories telling us the good news that the rate of nonmarital births has fallen. And so it has done, from a high of 51.8 births per 1,000 unmarried women in 2007–2008 to 44.8 in 2013. But during the same period, the ratio of nonmarital births—the [...]
Check out the top pieces we’re reading today on the economy, technology, family, and more. 1.) At The Upshot, Claire Cain Miller writes on how a part-time pay penalty hits working mothers. 2.) Tax credits won’t lift economic growth, according to Daniel Mitchell in WSJ. Read Jim Pethokoukis’s response here. 3.) “If you serve it, [...]
Check out the top pieces we’re reading today on the economy, technology, family, and more. 1.) Keep rates low until the hidden jobless return to work, advises Adam Posen in FT. “Persistent unemployment will do more lasting damage than a rise in inflation.” 2.) IEEE profiles the start-up Pristine, which is bringing Google Glass to [...]
You are Christian. You are a conservative. What should you do when the homeless put out their hands?
What should you do when the homeless ask you for money? Over at The Week, Jim Antle writes a thoughtful, heartfelt column on how — as a right-of-center Christian — he deals with these asks. Yes, Antle knows all the hard-headed reasons why he shouldn’t take out his wallet. Yet he also knows his New [...]
Check out the top pieces we’re reading today on the economy, technology, family, and more. 1.) Did you know: how fast you drive reveals where you drive. Learn more from IEEE on the topic here. 2.) According to The New York Times, the Workforce Investment Act leaves many jobless and in debt. 3.) From Education [...]
The Department of Education has released a proposal to ease credit check requirements for the federal PLUS loan program. The PLUS loan program allows graduate students and parents of undergraduates to borrow up to the cost of attendance with no annual or aggregate limits, leading many to worry that these programs encourage over-borrowing and tuition inflation. [...]
Check out the top pieces we’re reading today on the economy, technology, family, and more. 1.) Mercatus looks at “Innovation, investment, and competition in broadband and the impact on America’s digital economy”: “The United States’ growing digital economy is the result of the vast majority of Americans having broadband access and using it to produce [...]