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    • Why Is Support for Government Redistribution Declining Among African-Americans and the Elderly?

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Since income inequality has grown significantly over the past few decades, you might expect support for government redistribution to grow as well. As Americans see the rich get richer and the middle class shrink, the theory goes, they would support higher taxes on the rich and a larger safety net. But that hasn’t happened. .

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    • Warren Buffett's Good Idea on the Earned Income Tax Credit Is Bad for Progress

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In the Wall Street Journal on Friday, famed investor Warren Buffett made an argument you often hear against raising the minimum wage: increase the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), instead.

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    • Elizabeth Warren Should Not Replace Harry Reid

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s announcement Friday that he will not seek reelection has led to wild speculation about who will replace the long-time Democratic leader.

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    • Brownback's Right-Wing "Experiment" Is Bankrupting Kansas

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Last year didn't go according to plan for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. First, the state’s revenue collections came up far short of expectations due to huge tax cuts that he pushed through the state legislature in 2012. Those tax cuts, however, didn’t spur strong growth, as the governor projected. Then, as his policies drew national criticism, Brownback found himself in a tight reelection contest, despite Kansas' being a very conservative state.

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    • An 18-Year-Old Baltimore Rioter Faces a Higher Bail Than the Cop Accused of Murdering Freddie Gray

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 1 min
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    An 18-year-old man who attacked a Baltimore police car with an orange traffic cone faces a higher bail than the cop who allegedly murdered Freddie Gray.

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    • Martin O'Malley Just Jumped to the Left of Elizabeth Warren. Your Move, Hillary.

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore, Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Speaking at Harvard University on Thursday night, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley cranked up the pressure on Hillary Clinton by calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage and voicing his opposition to President Barack Obama’s massive trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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    • Rand Paul Has the Most Dangerous Economic Views of Any 2016 Candidate

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has had better weeks. On Monday, he suggested there could be a link between vaccines and autism in a CNBC interview. Later on in that interview, he actually shushed - as in, pressed one finger to his lips - the female CNBC anchor. On Tuesday, a New York Times article linked him to a medical group that promotes anti-vaccine theories. But Paul’s dumbest comments came in Iowa on Friday night - and they show why Paul has the most dangerous economic views of any presidential candidate.

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    • Wall Street Is Scared of a President Rand Paul, But the Entire GOP Field Should Frighten Them

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 7 mins
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    On Monday, Politico’s Ben White and Katie Glueck reported that Wall Street is becoming increasingly concerned at the idea of Senator Rand Paul in the White House. Paul has been barnstorming around the country promoting his “Audit the Fed” bill and making ignorant statement after ignorant statement about monetary policy. His libertarian audience has eaten it up, which has only reinforced the fear that Paul is a real threat to the economy.

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    • How John Boehner Can End Republicans' Shutdown Addiction

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 8 mins
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    After the Republican Party won big in the midterm elections, National Review published an editorial, “The Governing Trap,” arguing that the new GOP Congress should not even bother trying to govern. “The desire to prove Republicans can govern also makes them hostage to their opponents in the Democratic party and the media,” they wrote. Liberals mocked the article, but it was exactly right: With divided government, there’s no chance that major legislation will pass.

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    • Starbucks Offers More Proof That Obamacare Is Helping the Economy

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 2 mins
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    In The Atlantic’s May issue, Amanda Ripley, a senior fellow at the Emerson Collective, reports on Starbucks’s partnership with Arizona State University that allows Starbucks employees to receive a significant discount on tuition for online classes. One question that Ripley wonders throughout the article is why Starbucks offered this benefit.

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    • President Obama's New Budget Just Got Better With These Two Proposals

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 5 mins
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    On Monday, President Barack Obama will unveil his budget for the 2016 fiscal year, a document that officially kicks off the next major battle between Democrats and Republicans over fiscal policy. The White House has released different pieces of the budget over the past month, including unveiling a new tax plan targeted at the middle class before the State of the Union address. But the 2016 budget also contains two new proposals that are essential for future economic growth.

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    • Is Something Wrong with the Economy?

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Is something wrong with the economy? Just a few months after economists predicted that 2015 would be a banner year for the economy, the data are telling the opposite story.

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    • The March Jobs Report Was Surprising in Two Ways - One Good, One Bad

    • By: Danny Vinik
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The economy is very difficult to understand - and nowhere was that more clear than in the March jobs report, which the Labor Department released Friday morning.

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