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Archive for September 26th, 2014

Government Power of “No” Still Trumps Taxpayers’ Right to Know

Friday September 26th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:55pm PDT   •   3 Comments

As we noted, governments indulge their own form of insider trading through cronyism and nepotism. In California’s capital, that was on display with longtime Senate human-resources boss Dina Hidalgo. Her practice was not to give jobs to those most qualified. Rather, she gave jobs to her own son, Gerardo Lopez, other family members, and…
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Drying Out the “Food Deserts”

Friday September 26th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:18am PDT   •   0 Comments

Most journalists aren’t aware of this, but “food deserts” in the United States are a hoax. A food desert has been arbitrarily defined as an area in which at least 20 percent of the households have incomes that put them below the federal poverty line, before receiving any welfare benefits or considering public transportation…
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