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In a Post-Truth Era

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Thomas Jefferson Invented Progressive Taxation

Progressive taxation is a concept first introduced in the 1780s by Thomas Jefferson. And until the 1980s, it was still seen as the best way to tighten the income gap between the wealthiest and poorest Americans. Looking back, Jefferson understood something important that we’ve lost track of today.

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Trump Administration Wants to Crack Down on Protests

Trump Administration Wants to Crack Down on Protests

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would severely limit the number of protests that can take place in Washington, D.C. According to Newsweek, the public would be banned from gathering along the north sidewalk of the White House and at the National Mall.

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America is Not a Meritocracy, Study Shows

A new study found that money—not talent—is the biggest predictor of success. As a result, bright but poor children are frequently not able to reach their full potential while wealthy but ultimately less gifted individuals hold the majority of the power.

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We Have 12 Years to Curb Catastrophic Climate Change, UN Warns

A new report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) illustrates just how dire a state our planet is in. Experts say that if governments don’t act soon, global temperatures will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030.

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Third World Poverty Illustrates the Importance of Foreign Aid

Since taking office, President Trump has attempted to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid as part of his “America First” agenda. Supporters have praised the idea, but there’s a certain kind of privilege that comes with putting first world problems ahead of third world poverty.

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Steel is Booming, But the Profits Aren’t Trickling Down

When President Trump announced that he would be imposing heavy tariffs on steel imports, thousands of steel workers across the U.S. rejoiced. However, the initial fervor is slowly coming to a halt, as workers realize they won’t be sharing the profits.

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