Blog author: jcarter
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

“Libertarian but very pro-government”: the distinctive ideology of Silicon Valley
Timonthy B. Lee, Vox

If you’re used to thinking about politics along conventional left-right lines, the Silicon Valley ideology Ferenstein sketches might initially seem like a mass of contradictions — it’s simultaneously anti-regulation and pro-government, libertarian and pro-Obamacare.

There’s nothing magical about pre-K
Katharine B. Stevens, U.S. News and World Report

Treating pre-kindergarten like a silver bullet isn’t helping the disadvantaged kids who need it most.

When a State Balks at a City’s Minimum Wage
Alan Blinder, New York Times

The Alabama Senate is expected as soon as this week to consider a proposal, which the House approved overwhelmingly last week, that supporters believe would effectively end Birmingham’s ambitions for its own minimum wage of $10.10 an hour.

The Green Energy Goal That Is Condemning Many to Prolonged Poverty
David Kreutzer, The Daily Signal

Poverty and energy poverty go hand in hand. It is estimated that three billion people still rely on solid fuel (firewood, cornstalks, etc.) for cooking, which, according to the World Health Organization, causes four million deaths per year from the indoor air pollution.