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The Danger of Rase-Based Politics

Some Democrats see identarian politics as the real core of the party and also the most likely course back to power, as the white population drops. The loser here, however, is any hope for racial comity.
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The Cities Where a Paycheck Stretches the Furthest 2017

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — We often conflate high salaries with prosperity, but that can be deceptive. At the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, we developed a Standard of Living Index to get a better sense of where a paycheck stretches furthest in 2017.
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Eric Garcetti for president? Really?

Someone may be putting something in the Los Angeles water supply. Recently, two unlikely L.A.-based presidential contenders — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Disney Chief Robert Iger — have been floated in the media, including in the New York Times.

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The greatest test America faces is whether it can foster the kind of growth that benefits and expands the middle class. To do so, the United States will need to meet three challenges: recover from the Great Recession, rebalance the American and international economies, and gain access to the global middle class for American goods and services.

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