Tuesday, November 29, 2011

#occupywallstreet is working - pressure is on to tax the rich

The supercommittee’s 13th member: Occupy Wall Street - The Washington Post: "As Occupy Wall Street gained traction during the course of the supercommittee’s deliberations, it emboldened the Democrats to reject compromise and stick to their demands for a trillion-dollar tax increase. They seemed perfectly willing to let the supercommittee fail if those demands were not met. Why? Because the Democrats seem to believe that the Tea Party movement, with its calls for limited government and spending restraint, is waning. They believe it is being supplanted before our eyes by a new grassroots movement in favor of bigger government, higher taxes and more spending."

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Behind the Curb - Center for an Urban Future

Behind the Curb - Center for an Urban Future: "This report finds that a disproportionate share of the city's recent job growth, transit ridership gains and population growth have occurred in the four boroughs outside of Manhattan, yet transit service in the boroughs has not kept pace-and the biggest losers have been the city's working poor. We argue that New York's bus system could step in and fill the gaps, but not without major improvements."

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cars are making you crazy

Why Traffic Jams Are Bad for Your Health - WSJ.com: "New public-health studies and laboratory experiments suggest that, at every stage of life, traffic fumes exact a measurable toll on mental capacity, intelligence and emotional stability."

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