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Jon says
From Five Thirty-Eight "Why Statistics Don’t Capture The Full Extent Of The Systemic Bias In Policing." Sorry you'll have to google it the link was too long.

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Gabby says
Online voting increases the risk of large-scale manipulation. n.pr

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Ethan says
Police budgets have remained steady despite crime drops www.usnews.com

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Ethan says
Just read the linked article. I can't sum it up. medium.com

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Meera says
Centers are harming their detainees by spraying a chemical called HDQ Neutral, which causes 'Irreversible eye damage and skin burns' without providing protection

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Kelli says
California has "Time off to Vote" which dissolves the problem of time famine for underrepresented voters. www.sos.ca.gov

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Ashley says
Melting ice sheets will lead to costal areas being lost to rising sea levels. journals.sagepub.com

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Zach says
Campaign finance regulation reduces citizens perceived level of Government corruption. onlinelibrary.wiley.com

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Jenna says
Here are some climate solution plans: www.climatesolution.eco c3solutions.org citizensclimatelobby.org

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Ryan says
Restoring forests creates around 39 jobs per million dollars spent. This = higher job creation rate 6x higher than oil and gas industry. Conservation.org

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Jon says
Prison Policy Initiative Facts www.prisonpolicy.org

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Caleb says
We spend $100bn on policing. www.washingtonpost.com

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Jonathan says
The US spent over $1.3 Trillion on the war on drugs between 1971 and 2013. See www.businessinsider.com

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Jon says
Building trust www.psychologicalscience.org

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Shelby says
Climate change affects Agriculture, Infrastructure, Human health and productivity, Tourism and the Financial Market negatively impacting the economy. blogs.ei.columbia.edu

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Owen says
This is a global perspective on the long-standing tradition of the U.S. ‘War on Drugs’ and why this has continued for so long. www.google.com

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May says
The latest Gallup Poll found that 62% of Americans, an all-time high, favor the use of nuclear energy to produce electricity.

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May says
In the US, livestock account for 36% of human activity caused emissions. Feeding cows seaweed can reduce their enteric methane by 30-50%. e360.yale.edu

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Gabrielle says
What should we do as citizens to build and sustain trust with out police officers?

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Gabrielle says
What is the threshold for indicting police for misconduct?

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Gabrielle says
What is the best strategy to hold police accountable for their wrongdoings?

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Owen says
This article gives a policy-based approach to policing and the impacts on communities fas.org

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Owen says
A general overview of police and use of force. This gives a foundational approach to the problem at hand. nij.ojp.gov

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Owen says
This shows just how bad excessive force is in policing towards communities of color. The problem is far worse than expected. www.nytimes.com

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Owen says
This shows how hard proper policing becomes if ‘trust’ is not established between police and communities they serve. www.slcdocs.com

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Owen says
This article gives a strong argument for police reform and accountability measures to be implemented, especially in the wake of the George Floyd shooting. www.brookings.edu

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Owen says
An article from Brookings about why so many are in poverty and what can be done to get them out of poverty. www.google.com

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Owen says
Florida just raised its minimum wage to $15 dollars. This is a big win for anti-poverty measures going forward. www.google.com

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Owen says
www.usnews.com Another reason to support the climate fight.

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Jon says
Cassandras & Warnings www.amazon.com

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Jon says
Covey's Circles of Concern, Influence, and Commitment uthscsa.edu

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Manav says
This site discusses who profits from migrant detention in the United States: theglobepost.com

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Kelli says
As of May 28, about 2,600 of ICE’s detainees have been tested, and more than half have been positive. www.nytimes.com

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Ryan says
immigrantjustice.org states that "CBP agents are poorly trained to respond to the humanitarian crisis..."

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Jon says
The American Anti-Corruption could neatly be broken down in Ideas. Might this be Cassandra's Ax on Voting? Act anticorruptionact.org

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Edmond says
Contact tracing technology is identifying patterns in public mobility to stop the spread of COVID-19 - www.youtube.com

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Luke says
The top 1% own more than 40% of the United States wealth

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Ethan says
The presence of a gun increases aggression. scienceblogs.com

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Ethan says
Tear gas is too inhumane for war. www.usatoday.com

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Ethan says
Police doesn't solve crime, especially crime caused by poverty. www.aclu.org

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Brian says
The American Outbreak of COVID-19 has recently surpassed 3 million, the worst outbreak since the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918. www.who.int

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Jon says
Procedural Justice Improves Policing science.sciencemag.org

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Trevor says
Counties and cities are redefining what the role of the police should be within local communities.

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Jon says
The Death Penalty appears to have serious bias in it. eji.org

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Michael says
Police Brutality has not been stopped by body cameras www.wired.com

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Jon says
news.gallup.com This Gallup poll suggest Legal Pot is very close to the Idea Leaderboard

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Jason says
The war on drugs costs billions, creates a very lucrative and violent black market and does nothing to stop the sale of narcotics, nor possession.

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Jonathan says
Millions of people are receiving medical care and drugs that are not helping them. www.newyorker.com

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Jonathan says
This article provides a good overview of healthcare rights in the US drive.google.com

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Jonathan says
Here is a summary of the Affordable Care Act www.kff.org

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Jonathan says
In the wake of the ACA, the US uninsured rate dropped from 16% in 2010 to 9.1% in 2015.

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Jonathan says
Pew Research survey finds 66% of Americans oppose qualified immunity and think civilians ought to be able to sue cops for misconduct.

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Jon says
Historic percentages of tax revenues to GDP. fred.stlouisfed.org

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Makena says
In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that independent political expenditures by unions/corporations cannot be restricted by the government (Citizens United)

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Makena says
The percentage of spending coming from groups that do not disclose their donors has risen by nearly 50% since 2006: www.opensecrets.org

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Makena says
In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that biennial aggregate contribution limits-overall limits on an individual's donations-were unconstitutional (McCutcheon)

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Makena says
In 2004, 97.9% of outside groups disclosed their donors. In 2010, 34.0% percent did. thenation.com

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Jon says
Gulf Carbon Runoff blog.ucsusa.org

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Sarah says
Portugal decriminalized drug use in 2000 and have had positive results since. www.tni.org

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Gabrielle says
Medical costs impact quality and the access of care. www.managedhealthcareexecutive.com

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Gabrielle says
No guarantee to the best quality of care in medical professions resulting in poor health care quality. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Owen says
Interesting approach to a healthcare solution that you might not have expected. khn.org

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Joyce says
4th-Generation reactor designs make meltdown impossible. observer.com

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Rohin says
Policy responses to climate change: www.world-nuclear.org

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Tia says
If don't act then the risk and cost of climate change will be equivalent to losing 5% of global GDP. Economic of the Environment by Robert N. Stavins

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Coach says
Phosphorus Removal www.linkedin.com

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May says
Clean Air Act still doesn't list factory farms as a categorical source of pollution, but they emit toxic air pollutants: ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, methane

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Gabrielle says
What measures work best to promote a collaborative relationship between police departments and the communities they serve?

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Mikaila says
www.psychologytoday.com

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Mikaila says
www.inc.com marijuana impact on cognitive function, Harvard Med

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Owen says
What impact do you think Oregon decriminalizing hard drugs will have on U.S. drug policy as a whole? katu.com

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Tamera says
Despite a large boost in recycling efforts, the amount of solid waste sent to landfills is still increasing due to consumption.www.epa.gov

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Owen says
An approach to healthcare in the context of the 2020 election between Biden and Trump. www.google.com

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George says
Solutions-based spending can potentially alleviate involuntary poverty. endhomelessness.org

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Owen says
www.columbian.com A new approach?

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Owen says
Use of force statistics. r.search.yahoo.com

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Owen says
U.S. drug policy overview/basic facts. www.dea.gov

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Owen says
The youth movement for climate change is strong. This is a welcome development. www.yahoo.com

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Owen says
A chance for the new administration to tackle health care's biggest problems. finance.yahoo.com

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Owen says
Some alarming climate change news for the year. This is very problematic. news.yahoo.com

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Owen says
Climate change has cemented itself at the forefront of our political process. thehill.com

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Owen says
Police reforms are gaining momentum across the country. This is noteworthy. ps://www.gloucestertimes.com

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Owen says
A facial recognition ban placed on Massachusetts police departments. techcrunch.com

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Rohin says
An angle on the private health insurance industry: www.currentaffairs.org

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Jonathan says
1 in 9 Americans, regardless of race, will spend part of their life in prison. Broken down by race: 1 in 3 black men will be imprisoned and 1 in 17 white men.

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Jonathan says
The "Prison Industrial Complex" is a $182 billion a year industry. Private prisons account for $4.3 Billion or less than 2% of the total cash flow.

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Jon says
Where are the results of the first trial?

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Jon says
Here are some resources used to develop the Politics 4.0 Process :: Gateway Belief Model :: en.wikipedia.org

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Jon says
www.amazon.com

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Jon says
deBono's Six Thinking Hats www.debono.com

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Jon says
Adaptive Leadership www.amazon.com

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Jon says
Mindshift www.amazon.com

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Maggie says
ICE apparently spends more than $269 million annually on the spectrum of healthcare services.

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Meera says
ICE detention centers have been reported to wrongfully use force and pepper spray on detainees. Find more information here- tinyurl.com

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Meera says
The US currently does not have a law that mandates recycling. Recycling requirements are often brought in by local and state administrations.

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Kelli says
Predatory pricing is illegal openmarketsinstitute.org

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Luke says
The current business income tax is 21%, which was reduced from 35% in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Samuel says
Studies from all sides of the table show reduced costs. thehill.com

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Isadora says
There has been a pattern of overlooked warnings (Cassandras). How could we have avoided or better prepared for events like 9/11, the Great Recession and Katrina

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Abul says
The wealth of the middle class has increased by 49% over the last five decades whereas the upper class of wealth has increased by about 65% over the last five.

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Ethan says
20 - 45% of city budgets in major metropolitan areas are going to policing. www.statista.com

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Carson says
www.urban.org

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Gabby says
www.npr.org

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Mikaila says
drive.google.com

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Collin says
www.statista.com

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Olivia says
www.npr.org

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Luke says
Cities across the country considering eliminating chokeholds to combat police brutality

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Abul says
The NYPD has been cut $1 billion from the budget just recently. www.cnn.com

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Abul says
With a goal of wanting to reopen the economy, the goal of full employment is starting to come back to sight as the unemployment rate fell about 1.5%

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Ethan says
Racists are infiltrating. www.justsecurity.org

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Olivia says
www.hopkinsmedicine.org Checklists for doctors

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Olivia says
www.npr.org Let nurses speak

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Olivia says
npr.org electronic forms

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Jon says
Many treasure hunt clues here: www.cnn.com

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Mikaila says
Dehumanization increases likelihood of the ingroup to aggress against the outgroup (Group Dynamics by Donelson R. Forsyth). Changing the way perps are described

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Caleb says
Police spending based on city. www.statista.com

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Caleb says
Potential solutions as listed by CNN. www.cnn.com

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Ethan says
Chemical weapons increase CoViD risk. www.latimes.com

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Ethan says
We knew militarization was bad years ago, but we went through with it anyway. www.tandfonline.com

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Ethan says
Policing really isn't that dangerous of a job. www.usnews.com

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Ethan says
The environment can cause violent crime via things like lead www.brookings.edu

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Ethan says
Poverty causes desperation, and desperation causes crime. whyy.org

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Jon says
Could hydrogen power increase environmental advantages? www.s-ge.com

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Jon says
www.cer.be for the environmental benefit of widespread pub transp. —Mikaila

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Jon says
How do autonomous ride-share vehicles work into this model? www.designboom.com

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Jon says
Hospital Deaths www.usnews.com

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Isadora says
In uncertain times, people tend to predict events that they want to happen, actually will happen

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Isadora says
An academic concluded that the problem with predicting Pearl Harbour wasn't lack of information, but too much information.

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Jonathan says
A long article about problems with internationalism which I thought was interesting. americanmind.org

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Ethan says
It is really difficult to promote trust in police departments. citeseerx.ist.psu.edu

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Jon says
Recent Gallup Poll on Crime news.gallup.com

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Jon says
100 worst cities for crime www.neighborhoodscout.com

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Jon says
Police Unions www.newyorker.com

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Jon says
Corporate Tax is about equal to the EITC P50L proposal www.taxpolicycenter.org

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grace says
www.npr.org

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grace says
www.usatoday.com

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Jon says
Twenty year inflation chart showing the hyper-inflation in Healthcare www.aei.org

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Jonathan says
In 2009, the debt-to-GDP ratio for healthcare was 53% and was expected to reach 90% by 2020. drive.google.com

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Jonathan says
This article is a good jumping point for the effects of the ACA: drive.google.com

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Jonathan says
Medicare spending is expected to reach $81.8M by 2030. This amounts to an expected 3.8% of GDP and 15.8% of the federal budget.

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Jonathan says
In 1962, before Medicare was enacted, 48% of the elderly did not have insurance. 50 years later, in 2013, this number was 2%.

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Jon says
Law Enforcement Today's take on Brutality with lots of stats www.lawenforcementtoday.com

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Jon says
Poor worker health amounts to $567B in lost productivity. www.workforce.com

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Jon says
M1 Velocity of Money Chart fred.stlouisfed.org

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Jon says
Household Debt tradingeconomics.com

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Jon says
Not just prairie grass but sea grass sequesters carbon. www.weforum.org

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Zach says
How climate change is affecting the salmon population in the Pacific Northwest. onlinelibrary.wiley.com

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Makena says
PACs and related organizations prefer to give money to incumbent candidates, not challengers: www.ajc.com

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Jessica says
The impact of animal agriculture on climate change and CO2 emissions ehp.niehs.nih.gov

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Gabrielle says
Pennsylvania has more police departments than any other state in the country dced.pa.gov

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Jon says
6 Healthcare Tends www.mckinsey.com

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Jenna says
A List of Relevant Sources: www.oxfordhouse.org

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Shelby says
Tropical rainforests are no longer carbon sinks that combat climate change, but producers of carbon themselves. e360.yale.edu

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Gabrielle says
Young voters are more likely to support democratic issues and to identify as Democrats www.nytimes.com

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Gabrielle says
The high cost of running a serious campaign for the House and Senate shrinks the pool of able individuals willing to become candidates www.brookings.edu

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Mona says
Research has overwhelmingly identified human activity as the cause of current warming trends. climate.nasa.gov

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Mona says
New research shows that the total cost of global warming will be as high as 3.6 percent of gross domestic product. www.nrdc.org

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May says
“A solar farm takes up 5000 times more space than nuclear power” www.power-technology.com: World Nuclear Association

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May says
avg. emissions for a nuclear plant = 29 tons of CO2/ GWh of energy < solar (85 tons/ GWh) www.power-technology.com

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May says
Co-chair of Nuclear Industry for Clean and Safe Energy: “For more than 30 years, nuclear plants have delivered about 20% of America’s electrical power safely"

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May says
A bundle of enriched uranium fuel rods that could fit into a two-bedroom apartment in Hell’s Kitchen, would power the city of NY for a year.- ManhattanInstitute

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Jon says
ere's an informative piece on Fusion nautil.us

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Mona says
Targeted tax credits or low-interest loans can encourage the development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies

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Zach says
There may not be a strong correlation between campaign finance and corruption.faculty.missouri.edu

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Jon says
Gold mine of Crime data ucr.fbi.gov

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Jon says
Advances in technology for farming x.company

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Shelby says
In 2018 the United States was emitting 6,677 million metric tons of C02 equivalent. Transportation the highest at 28% and Agriculture the lowest at 10% www.epa.gov

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May says
although there's been an increase in 100mil tons of waste being recycled since the 1990s, the amount of waste going into a landfill is equal to the 1990s. (US)

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Jenna says
Renewable energy and energy efficiency measures can potentially achieve 90% of the required carbon reductions. www.irena.org

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Shelby says
Acidity of ocean waters have increased by 30% since the Industrial Revolution. This is due to humans emitting more carbon- 7 to 10 metric billion tons per year climate.nasa.gov

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Zach says
Low campaign finance limits led to more competitive challengers in state legislature races.journals.sagepub.com

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Zach says
Prescribed burning in the Western United States can be an effective method of reducing Co2 and other emissions.pubs.acs.org

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Coach says
FBI links crime to income inequality www.zippia.com

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Coach says
Income inequality and violent crime from the World Bank documents1.worldbank.org

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Coach says
If you got it, don't flaunt it crime v inequality www.economist.com

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Coach says
40 Ideas from Yale to farm for Survey Ideas and research environment.yale.edu

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Coach says
AC view: Circular Carbon Economy www.youtube.com

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Lauren says
We also need to addres gender bias in the health care system

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Gabriel says
Some great exposition concerning the impact of Covid-19 on our health care system www.nejm.org

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Jonathan says
Approximately 7% of all incarcerated individuals are held in privately run prisons.

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Jonathan says
In 2016, the US spent $34.8 Billion on salaries and benefits for corrections employees. This group is generally opposed to reforms reducing incarceration rates

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Jonathan says
Prison healthcare is a $12.3 Billion a year industry. More than half of state and local prisons contract private health services.

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Jonathan says
Starting in 1994, crime rates have dropped. They reached 1950s levels in 2014. Despite this, the justice system continues to be punitive and agressive.

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Jonathan says
UNICOR (aka Federal Prison Industries) is a federally owned employment agency managing 63 factories and 3 farms at 53 prisons. 2016 Revenue: $500M Profits: $44M

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Jonathan says
Inmates working for UNICOR make $0.23 to $1.15 per hour. Inmates working for UNICOR partners are considered volunteers for legal purposes.

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Jonathan says
UNICOR partner companies make $2,400 per employed inmate in special tax write-offs. Companies include McDonald's, AT&T, Whole Foods, Victoria's Secret, and BP.

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Jonathan says
The US Bail-Bonds industry generates over $2B a year. However, those who are unable to bail themselves out are likely to lose their jobs and have other arrests

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Jonathan says
In 2016, an estimated 576,000 people (around 39% of total) were incarcerated without a public safety justification. Releasing them is estimated to save $ 20B/yr

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Emma says
Here's an article on elder recidivism with data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics: www.justicepolicy.org

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Esther says
Centralized composting could reduce waste by 5037K tons per year. www.refed.com

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Ethan says
Arming police officers increases the likelihood of aggression against the officer. www.psychologytoday.com

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Jonathan says
From 1971 to 2013 the US spent $1.3 billion on the "War on Drugs" (See: www.businessinsider.com )