Tag Archives: The Economist

The Economist: ‘The Literature of Liberalism’

Source: The New Democrat  “THE definition of liberalism has long been the source of disagreement. The tension between its various strands—such as American progressivism, libertarianism and the classical tradition in which The Economist was founded—can seem irreconcilable. So for Open … Continue reading

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The Economist: America’s Elderly Prisoner Boom

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus A couple of things hit me when I watched this video. One, the fact that America at least at the state level, has moved away from prison industries in too … Continue reading

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The Economist: ‘Jailhouse Nation’

Source:The New Democrat “WITH less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds roughly a quarter of its prisoners: more than 2.3m people, including 1.6m in state and federal prisons and over 700,000 in local jails and immigration … Continue reading

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The Economist: What Happened When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs?

This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I believe what Portugal is saying with their drug decriminalization policy is that narcotics are bad for you, but is still locking up people simply for illegal drug possession or … Continue reading

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