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  • Wandering Eye: Proof that trickle-down economics are harmful, UVA fraternities fight back, and more

    Wandering Eye: Proof that trickle-down economics are harmful, UVA fraternities fight back, and more
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris has taken a deep, data-driven look at the effects since the 1980s of trickle-down economics, the signature economic-policy achievement of the era of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and concluded that it accomplished two things: increased income inequality and depressed economic growth. Turns out, "countries where income inequality is decreasing grow faster than those with rising inequality," the OECD concludes, and "in Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, the cumulative growth rate would have been six to nine percentage points higher had income disparities not widened" in the two decades leading up to the Great Recession. The research also looked for but found "no evidence that redistributive policies, such as taxes and social benefits, harm economic growth, provided these policies are well designed, targeted and implemented." Smart news, coming just in time to inform debate in the new GOP-led U.S. Congress. (Van Smith)
  • Opinion: Haven't voted yet? Get on that shit

    Opinion: Haven't voted yet? Get on that shit
    The only thing more ridiculous than that Lil Jon video is the fact that those celebrities felt the need to make it in the first place (even though many of them didn't vote). Why can't you assholes just vote? OK, I get it. You hate the two-party system....

    Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China

    Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China
    With its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-market economy is openly opiated, driving sizeable budgets for maintaining the criminal-justice apparatus to combat it. Far less appreciated, and only opaquely...

    Holiday In Baltimore

    Holiday In Baltimore
    Jello Biafra is still pissed. He's pissed that the government is still fucked up, that the system still doesn't work, that politicians are still idiots, and that most of us are still getting screwed. And he's going to keep yelling about it. It's been...

    Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more

    Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more
    Baltimore State’s Attorney candidate Russell Neverdon suffered another setback yesterday when a judge ruled that he had not collected enough signatures to get on the November ballot. As The Sun reports, Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch found that...