Monthly Archives: November 2020

Feds seize stolen bitcoin worth more than $1 billion

by Khristopher J. Brooks, a reporter and video editor for CBS MoneyWatch – Federal officials have seized more than $1 billion worth of stolen bitcoin linked to shuttered black market website Silk Road. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, … Continue reading

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Radnor Reports…from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The Real State of Family Wealth: Will COVID-19 Worsen Racial, Educational and Generational Gaps in the U.S.? By Ana Hernández Kent, Policy Analyst, Center for Household Financial Stability; Lowell R. Ricketts, Lead Analyst, Center for Household Financial Stability; William R. Emmons, Economist and … Continue reading

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Democracy hangs in the balance: How to Stop a Power Grab

 Andrew Marantz of the New Yorker – As democracy hangs in the balance, activists are drawing lessons from the study of civil resistance. About a week before Election Day, Erica Chenoweth, the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International … Continue reading

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Government Restrictions on Religion Reach Highest Level Globally in More Than a Decade

Pew Research – Authoritarian governments are more likely to restrict religion In 2018, the global median level of government restrictions on religion – that is, laws, policies and actions by officials that impinge on religious beliefs and practices – continued … Continue reading

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How To Fight With Your Family At Thanksgiving

Maggie Koerth of FiveThirtyEight – 1. Holidays can be hard. Holidays mixed with politics can be even harder. 2. If you’re arguing about values, decide whether your values include maintaining the relationship. 3. Arguments go better in families that value … Continue reading

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