Millions of College Students Are Going Hungry
Adam Harris, The Atlantic
A new government report highlights just how pervasive the problem is.
Nearly Half of Workers Earn Less than $30,000
Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture
Astonishingly, 13% of workers make less than $5K, and nearly half, or 48%, take home $31,561 or less in net compensation (the dark red on our visual).
No, Economists Don’t Agree a 70 Percent Top Marginal Tax Rate Is a Good Idea
Ryan Bourne, Reason.org
Economic commentators Matt Yglesias, Paul Krugman, and Noah Smith believe Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D–N.Y.) call for a 60 to 70 percent top marginal income tax rate is uncontroversial. According to all three, the New York Democrat’s proposal simply reflects the consensus of mainstream economics.
Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria
Dale Gavlak, Catholic News Service
Growing numbers of Christians in North America and Europe are joining Christians in Syria’s northeast in expressing concern for the future of religious minorities and Kurds in that region should the U.S. give Turkey the “green light” to take over the fight against Islamic State.