Daily Archive: January 19, 2016

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Southern White Women Are Apparently in Pretty Bad Shape These Days

I think that’s wise. For one thing, if you slice the data in a different way, you might get a different result. What’s more, as I’ve mentioned several times, the increased mortality affects the young too, not just the middle aged. So if you spun some brilliant theories about why middle-aged whites are so damn depressed these days, you might want to rethink things. Your new theory needs to explain why the young and the middle-aged are dying in greater numbers, and you also need to explain why it’s affecting primarily women in the South. Good luck.

From: Southern White Women Are Apparently in Pretty Bad Shape These Days | Mother Jones {via Zic}

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BOC Changed Their Minds

Lemmy and Bowie got all the press, but they were just the tip of the iceberg.

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Chait on Bernie

Chait, Sanders, Clinton, political idealism, and political realism.

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Schuler on Immigration: A Few Distinctions

As I suggested in the post linked above, the European countries have a choice to make but it’s their choice. Whether we accept more migrants and whom we accept should be our choice, too. Recently, it hasn’t been. It’s been the choice of our elites who like lots of new immigrants because they keep wages down and they (the elites) can just retire to their gated communities and estates if they don’t want to put up with the problems.

From: A Few Distinctions

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