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  • Money and politics are interchangeable; a sentiment coming more and more true with every passing election. It's not pretty. Usually its downright infuriating. But it's true. He or she that can raise the most dollar bills, and insert that pile of cash into their campaign has a great chance of buying any given election.
  • Facebook announced the acquisition of the popular text service WhatsApp for the bargain price of $19 billion dollars in a deal that seemed to catch everyone off guard. While many Americans have never heard of the company, WhatsApp is hugely popular outside of the United States and it is not surprising that Facebook is trying to expand their market share into areas outside of America.

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09/13/16The State of the Presidential Debatenewyorker.com
This election’s first Presidential debate will be held on September 26th, the anniversary of the first televised Presidential debate, between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy, in 1960. Nixon and Kennedy met in a bare CBS studio in Chicago, without an audience; the event was broadcast, live, by CBS, NBC, and ABC. Each candidate made an eight-minute opening statement and a three-minute closing statement. The rules were the result of strenuous negotiating. The very scheduling required Congress to temporarily suspend an F.C...
03/07/16Crying Trumpnewyorker.com
To be fair, it’s not hard to understand why it took the G.O.P. and much of the press so long, too long, to take Donald Drumpf’s candidacy seriously. Many times before, he flirted with running, and, each time, he quit. His bids were stunts. Still, he learned something from those stunts, and the distance between his earlier bids and this one suggests that, while much in American politics has changed, Drumpf has not.
03/09/15Why Inequality Persists in Americanewyorker.com
For about a century, economic inequality has been measured on a scale, from zero to one, known as the Gini index and named after an Italian statistician, Corrado Gini, who devised it in 1912, when he was twenty-eight and the chair of statistics at the University of Cagliari. If all the income in the world were earned by one person and everyone else earned nothing, the world would have a Gini index of one. If everyone in the world earned exactly the same income, the world would have a Gini index of zero. The United States Ce...

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