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March 20, 2011

 March 20, 2011

10 Ways to Visualize How Americans Spend Money on Health Care - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic

Does the American Dream Exist Only in Europe? -- Perhaps. But if you think America’s class system is as rigid as Europe’s, then you don’t know an old-fashioned social hierarchy when you see one.

The Twilight of Retirement's Golden Age -- Chart of the Week, March 20, 2012


The Most Conservative Congress Ever Recorded --  Republicans are both beholden to the 1 percent and responsible for the hyper-polarization of Congress. A new study by Poole has found that Republicans have moved so far to the right that the House is now the most conservative it has even been in the last 133 years

Teaching Abstinence Works Better Than Sex Ed, Feb 2, 2010
  • 1/2 -- Just under half of the students in the study who received sex-education classes that included information about contraceptives went on to have sex in the next two years. 
  • 1/3 -- But only one out of three students in the study who received abstinence-only education did.
"MIT OpenCourseWare is developing a set of courses called Scholar, which are designed for self-learners. We recently published 6.00 (or Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in normal speak). There are lecture videos, recitation videos, handouts, slides, code files, homework assignments (with sample solutions), and even an explanation on how to set up Python on your computer.

The Origin of Modern Republican Fiscal Policy, By BRUCE BARTLETT

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