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Mark Thoma and Paul Krugman ask a great question.   In this post, I will sketch an answer.  You won't be shocked that the answer relates to public goods versus private goods.  Republicans are not "anti-environment".   They breathe air and many play...
From: Environmental and Urban Economics | By: Matthew Kahn | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft Getty Images By Adam Levin If the past year has taught consumers anything, it's that identity thieves, fraudsters and scammers are on the prowl, going after any information they can use to make a buck. But the intrusions don't...
From: Daily Finance | By: Credit.com | Friday, November 28, 2014
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On The Newsroom Who Pays the Price for Having Principles? Episode 3 Analysisby SpockoEpisode 3 of The Newsroom deals with a Snowden-like leak to a TV journalist. I wonder, how would a mainstream TV network actually handle a story like this? Spoilers...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Spocko | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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It seems that we are going to have the apocalypse once again on Friday in Egypt at least according the mainstream media. Tomorrow the Salafist Front "SF" will lead the Islamist youth including the Muslim Brotherhood in an Islamist Youth Uprising in order...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday boosting bilateral trade and cooperation in nuclear energy and space industry will be high on the agenda of his visit to Turkey next week. Implementation of strategic joint projects in the energy sector,...
From: Novinite | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday boosting bilateral trade and cooperation in nuclear energy and space industry will be high on the agenda of his visit to Turkey next week. Implementation of strategic joint projects in the energy sector,...
From: Novinite | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Welcome to the seventh part of /Film’s Ultimate 2014 Film Geek Holiday Gift Guide. We hope we can help you find gifts for your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends (or, maybe even yourself). This guide includes a ton of cool gifts, including...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave a holiday gift to city retail workers on Tuesday, unanimously approving a package of measures “aimed at giving retail staffers more predictable schedules and access to extra hours”. Claire Zillman elaborates:...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, also known as the CFAA, is the federal anti-hacking statute that prohibits unauthorized access to computers and networks. It was passed in 1984, and has been used to convict thousands of people, but critics say it's...
From: Wired | By: Kim Zetter | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations....
From: Fox News | Friday, November 28, 2014
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While Africa continues its fight against an unprecedented Ebola outbreak, Pakistan is facing it own worsening health crisis, as diagnosed cases of polio are found to have quadrupled in the past twelve months, against a backdrop of violent attacks against...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Sarah Myles | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Yesterday President Obama threatened to veto a $440 billion package of tax breaks negotiated by a bipartisan group of legislators led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The bill, a White House spokesperson said, disproportionately benefits...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Republicans successfully campaigned against the excesses and failures of the Obama administration in keeping control of the House and regaining control of the Senate. In the process, there was no shortage of promises to rein in our bloated, debt-ridden...
From: Reason | By: Veronique de Rugy | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Uncle Richard knows climate change is real, but doesn't want to act. Here's how you can talk to him about it without ruining Thanksgiving. The post How To Convince Your Right-Wing Uncle To Act On Climate Change This Thanksgiving appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Air pollution costs Britain £10bn a year, report shows Britain left 'exposed' to more floods and heatwaves Central American civil society calls for protection of local agriculture Climate change is not just about science Climate change will slow China's...
From: Skeptical Science | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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New Jersey state Assemblyman Troy Singleton is proposing a law that would make it illegal to lie to a prospective sexual partner in order to get them in bed. The bill – which is unlikely to pass – defines “sexual assault by fraud” as “an act...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Shin Bet security agency says it broke up a network of operatives that sought to provoke a heavy-handed response from Israel in the West Bank that would undermine the Palestinian Authority there....
From: New York Times | By: ISABEL KERSHNER | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Many of us are cognitively — perhaps genetically — predisposed to romanticize the past and catastrophize the present.  Our expectations of the future are more malleable, but usually reflect how our internal narrative frames past and present. Where...
From: Homeland Security Watch | By: Philip J. Palin | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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When the media learned of the pending departure (or tossing, as the case may be) of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, insiders' eyes turned to Michèle Flournoy, a former top defense official who had since left to run a national defense-oriented think...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Within 24 hours of Hagel firing M. Flournoy & Sen. Reed-both former top contenders for job-said "no thanks." Telling even if reasons differ. — David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) November 25, 2014 Michéle Flournoy, the leading candidate to replace Chuck...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Senator Jack Reed has followed former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy in taking himself out of consideration for being the next Secretary of Defense. Reed, who was the frontrunner, said he was not interested in the job shortly...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the attack yesterday on a United Kingdom embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, reiterating serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other terrorist and...
From: UN News Centre | Friday, November 28, 2014
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At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they’d produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there’s no respect or sharing in the homes of GOP nativists....
From: Truthout | Friday, November 28, 2014
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President Obama's move to legalize millions of immigrants isn't a conclusion—it's likely to be the start of even more changes....
From: The Atlantic | By: David Frum | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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At least 30 people dead READ MORE The post Teen Girls Suspected in Boko Haram Suicide Bombing appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The supreme leader says he has no problem with negotiations between Iran and the West, though he still thinks U.S. demands are "bullying and excessive."...
From: The Atlantic | By: Allen McDuffee | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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"Surveillance doesn't guarantee security" and other revelations in the age of Edward Snowden...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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After more than a year of negotiations between the United States and Iran, the two sides have failed to reach an agreement by the agreed deadline in July. They have agreed to continue negotiating, but the failure to meet the deadline was clearly not...
From: Truthout | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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An upscale neighborhood in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has Afghan security forces guarding it after Taliban fighters staged an attack the night before. Witnesses say multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district came late...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force." The Islamists' call for nationwide rallies...
From: Fox News | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The militant group appears to be stepping up its campaign of violence in the Afghan capital as foreign forces prepare to withdrawal...
From: Time | By: David Stout | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Imagine you buy a company and it fails. What do you do? Today's guest had to pivot, adjust and change until he pulled success out of the jaws of defeat. The post How do you pivot a failing company? – with Rob Bellenfant appeared first on Mixergy....
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber in a car packed with explosives struck a British Embassy vehicle Thursday, killing six people, including a British civilian security officer, and wounding more than 34.
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While millions of Americans will be gathering around full tables of food this Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember that many people in parts of West Africa are suffering from lack of access to food due to the Ebola crisis. Samwar Fallah reports...
From: One Blog | By: Guest Blogger | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Israel's Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem....
From: Fox News | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Uber’s PR troubles are not scaring off investors
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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How to keep your personal info safe while you shop
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft Courtesy of Axton Betz-Hamilton By Adam Levin Nineteen a minute: That's how quickly people become identity theft victims in the U.S. Estimates vary, but somewhere between 10 and 16 million Americans are defrauded each year...
From: Daily Finance | By: Credit.com | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Black Friday tablet deals are pretty big this year, with tablets selling for as cheap as around $40 in some places, but consumers should be alert about these deals. It’s not just that they might be poorer quality, but, according to computer security...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Steph Bazzle | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Retirement, Personal Finance, Social Security, Internet Fraud Alamy By Paul Sisolak According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year; and, with advancements in...
From: Daily Finance | By: GOBankingRates | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Group C updates from the 20.05pm GMT kick-off at White Hart LaneEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com or tweet @jacobsteinberg 9.21pm GMT 48 min: Kyle Naughton shanks a cross out of play for a goal-kick. He is a professional footballer. “Sorry to exhibit...
From: The Guardian | By: Jacob Steinberg | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Last night, hacktivist collective Anonymous reportedly doxxed members of the Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, publishing the personal information of Klan leader Frank Ancona and other purported members.
From: Mediaite | By: Tina Nguyen | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Your daily dose of political theatreThe post QP Live: Of secret audio recordings, and weird body ones, also appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Adrian Lee | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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November 28, 2014 1:03 AMAfghan security forces inspecting the site of a suicide attack on a British Embassy vehicle in Kabul....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Adam Minter predicts Thanksgiving-type travel days year-round in coming years: [E]ven with billions worth of improvements in the pipeline, the picture for travelers remains bleak. Of the 30 busiest U.S. airports (accounting for 70 percent of total U.S....
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Asharq Alawsat reports on the planned establishment of a GCC-wide police force, designed to share information across borders. The group will focus on drug trafficking, money laundering, computer and financial crimes, and general cross-border criminality....
From: Crossroads Arabia | By: John Burgess | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion shook houses in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital on Thursday evening and was followed by heavy gunfire that could still be heard an hour later, according to Reuters witnesses and security officials.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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This week's report covers Venezuela's new draft law on "cyber terrorism", Google's latest woes in the EU, and new security guides from some of our favorite experts.
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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And it wasn't even a loss... it was a battering in the second half of the 2010 primetime game. The Jets scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and then Carson Palmer took a fourth-quarter sack in the endzone. Did you know that the Cincinnati Bengals...
From: Cincy Jungle | By: Josh Kirkendall | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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