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The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden's plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants.Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the uncertain…

/ January 23, 2021
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Government funds are not ‘taxpayer money’ — media and politicians should stop confusing the two

Rhetoric plays an important role in tax debate and therefore tax policy. If your side manages to gain traction in the public imagination with labels such as “death tax” or “dementia tax”, you have gone a long way to normalising…

/ January 14, 2021

Will we have a debt crisis following the coronavirus crisis? | COVID-19 Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP4X-7fEA_cDuring the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns have halted the flow of cash to workers and companies, forcing governments to step in. Countries, rich and poor, are burning through vast amounts of money. But it's all on loan.They're taking on debt like…

/ January 13, 2021
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Lake Poopó: why Bolivia’s second largest lake disappeared – and how to bring it back

A huge lake in Bolivia has almost entirely disappeared. Lake Poopó used to be the country’s second largest, after Lake Titicaca, and just a few decades ago in its wet season peak it would stretch almost 70km end to end…

/ January 11, 2021
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How China is Fighting Poverty With… Cows?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=951bnXEf6ssThis video was made possible by our Patreon community! ❤️See new videos early, participate in exclusive Q&As, and more!➡️ https://www.patreon.com/EconomicsExplained▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀Whenever we see china in the news it’s normally for some impressive statistic about building stuff, or how it is now…

/ January 5, 2021
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How Ireland Became 2020’s Fastest Growing Economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsBbOaBcBfwJoin the Trends Community today. Get your first week for just ONE dollar!👉 https://trends.co/economicsexplained to get started.▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀This is Ireland, or more specifically the Republic of Ireland which is a sovereign nation that is home to 5 million people who are…

/ January 3, 2021
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Man Called Most Prolific Serial Killer In US History Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in US history, with nearly 60 confirmed victims, died Wednesday in California. He was 80.Samuel Little, who had diabetes, heart trouble and other ailments, died at…

/ December 31, 2020

12 Funny Celebrity Zoom Moments We Couldn’t Have Anticipated 12 Months Ago

Zoom has become a hotly contested part of our lives this year: love it or hate it, we’ve all had to log on to a video call at one point or another.For some of us, it’s caused burnout, and there’s…

/ December 31, 2020
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What’s the best way to boost the economy? Invest in high-voltage transmission lines

When, in the midst of the pandemic, the Economic Society of Australia invited 150 of Australia’s keenest young thinkers to come up with “brief, specific and actionable” proposals to improve the economy, amid scores of ideas about improving job matching,…

/ December 24, 2020
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Tucker Carlson Calls Jill Biden’s Doctoral Dissertation ‘Our National Shame’

Days after Tucker Carlson taunted Jill Biden for using the title Dr, the Fox News personality on Wednesday claimed to be doing his journalistic duty by critiquing the incoming first lady’s doctoral dissertation. (See the videos below.) “Jill Biden’s doctoral dissertation is our…

/ December 18, 2020