TheMoneyIllusion » Did Trump reshape the GOP? It turns out that not just in Iowa, but in many other states the GOP has been gaining ground among less educated white voters, for some period of time. I think it’s a mistake to suggest that Trump is drawing disaffected whites into the GOP, rather disaffected whites have been moving that way for years (Romney won West Virginia by 27%) and instead candidates are now popping up to reflect the new reality of the GOP—a white nationalist populist party. It’s not just Hillary who thinks that half the GOP are deplorable, I’m pretty sure Jeb and Mitt feel the same way.
Two Words to End All Consideration of Voting for Trump – Bloomberg View Now we have Trump, who in addition to his other worrying character flaws, is apparently fascinated by the possibility of using nuclear weapons. He told John Dickerson that when it comes to their use, “You want to be unpredictable.” If those words do not terrify you, I suggest you think about them harder. A contender for the presidency has just suggested that the American electorate should not be able to tell what he will do with the power he is asking us to entrust to him.
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CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: Early Childhood Education: Promises and Practicalities The practical difficulty is that extrapolating these kinds of small-scale pilot program with a few dozen students up to to a city-wide programs, much less up to statewide or national programs, is an enormous leap, and the results have not always been encouraging. For example, I wrote a few years back that “Head Start is Failing Its Test” (January 29, 2013). Starting in 2002, a nationally representative sample of 5,000 students was randomly assigned to Head Start, or not. The study found that academic effects of being assigned had faded out by third grade, and there were also no meaningful effects in “cognitive, social-emotional, health and parenting practices.”
Gauging Big Firms’ Power Over Wages | Moody’s Analytics Economy.com The CEA paper also recommends more unionization as a solution. While unions can be efficient in the face of monopsony power, increased unionization won’t necessarily occur at the employers with monopsony power. Indeed, the literature consistently shows that unionization decreases job growth at the firm level. This undermines the CEA’s conjecture that unions may deliver “even more efficient levels of employment.”