Farhad Manjoo, the New York Times columnist who is urging Democrats to formally adopt an open borders policy, tried to justify his nation-changing proposals via a Twitter video. Manjoo’s basic argument for open borders is that his family gained from migrating into the United States, so there will be no economic, cultural, political, or criminal problems for 330 million Americans when hundreds of millions of foreigners arrive in the United States.“I came here as a kid with my family,” he said. “I had no skills. I was let in, and I turned out fine.” Manjoo’s parochial views provide a useful window into the blithely confident and carelessly aggressive ideology of the clever people who have prospered in the Diversity Economy which has been created by the Internet, Silicon Valley, international trade, and the United States. The worldview has emerged from that Diversity Economy, and it is a close match for the participants’ self-interest. The … [Read more...] about WATCH: New York Times Writer Explains Why a ‘Nation of Immigrants’ Needs Open Borders
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Paige Winfield Cunningham, The Washington Post Published 5:08 am PST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 WASHINGTON - China's recent crackdown on fentanyl shows how easily President Donald Trump wanders into controversy and misleading statements even when touting a success. In a series of tweets Wednesday, Trump hailed China's announcement that it would regulate fentanyl as a "controlled substance" and start working with the United States to control the highly potent synthetic opioid, after he'd talked with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the weekend. Trump, in his usual style, made some big, bold claims about how China's policy shift would affect drug overdoses in the United States: "Very strong signals being sent by China once they returned home from their long trip, including stops, from Argentina. Not to sound naive or anything, but I believe President Xi meant every word of what he said at our long and hopefully historic meeting. ALL subjects discussed!" he tweeted. "One … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Trump’s big boasts about China’s fentanyl crackdown, explained
Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to improve sleep. Some have called for delaying school start times or limiting screentime before bed to achieve academic, health and even economic gains. Still, recent estimates suggest that roughly half of adolescents in the United States are sleep-deprived. These numbers are alarming because sleep is particularly important during adolescence, a time of significant brain changes that affect learning, self-control and emotional systems. And sleep deficits are even greater in economically disadvantaged youth compared to more affluent counterparts. Research from my developmental neuroscience lab shows one solution to the sleep deprivation problem that is deceptively simple: provide teens with a good pillow. Because getting comfortable bedding does not involve technology, expensive interventions or lots of time, it may be … [Read more...] about Neuroscientists identify a surprising low-tech fix to the problem of sleep-deprived teens
Solutions for Minnesota’s lack of child care options have divided Republican Jeff Johnson and DFLer Tim Walz as they campaign for governor this fall, most recently at Tuesday’s debate in Willmar. Johnson has argued for cuts to regulations and a softening of tough oversight practices, while Walz has pushed to expand preschool options and increase state dollars flowing toward subsidy programs. The issue has also been a thorny one for state legislators, who have passed reforms and cut regulations in response to scarcity of child care providers in Minnesota. (The number of in-home providers dropped nearly 30 percent between 2005 and 2014, according to a 2017 legislative report.) One big reason the problem has not seen a quick fix is because of its economic model. Namely, its workers aren’t paid well, which makes recruiting employees and starting new businesses a struggle, while tuition is painfully expensive for many parents, which limits price hikes and profit margins … [Read more...] about The vexing economics of child care in Minnesota, explained
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Stephen Kaplan by Stephen Kaplan May 17 at 8:30 AM Venezuelan citizens cross the Simon Bolivar international bridge from San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela to Norte de Santander province of Colombia. (George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images) With the May 20 election fast approaching, Venezuelans are dealing with one of the worst economic depressions in Latin American history. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S., European Union and Canadian sanctions … [Read more...] about Will Sunday’s elections bring economic relief and reform to Venezuela?