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From the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2015

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And cause, you know, we love to be number one, here’s some March madness rankings of our gender gap compared with 100+ of our nearest neighbors.  Spoiler alert, Iceland won global rankings of gender equity.

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These numbers refelct the best info available, which isn’t saying much.  Police killed in the line of duty as tracked by the Officer Down Memorial Page, and includes officers killed in auto accidents–26 last year.  Since they do not parse who caused the accident, I included them.  Civilians killed by police tracked by Killed By Police Facebook page–I know, I know, a Facebook page doesn’t sound credible but this is more reliable than FBI statistics, which reflect only “justifiable” homicides.  For more on the lack of stats, visit this Five Thirty Eight post on police involved killings.

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digits obamacare
The Affordable Care Act was supposed to start America’s death spiral. If you are reading this then the reports were false. … Are you reading this?

 

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This is just the average--that means many people consume more.  How?  Find out here.
This is just the average–that means many people consume more. How? Find out here.
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Thank you for your contribution to this fine ...charity?
Thank you for your contribution to this fine …charity?
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The Super Bowl is one of the most-viewed events in American culture each year.
The Super Bowl is one of the most-viewed events in American culture each year.
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the digits the rich

A new Oxfam report has some shocking numbers about poverty and income inequality.  And the developed nation with the most rapidly growing income inequality?  The US–we’re number 1, baby!  Expect to hear the words income inequality a lot this year as the focus on it grows.