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Strong measures to limit carbon emissions: hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth.

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Source: Paul Krugman A big study by a blue-ribbon international group, the New Climate Economy Project, and a working paper from the International Monetary Fund both claim that strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth. This may sound too good […] [Read More]
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One in Seven Children in Poverty in Connecticut in 2013

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Source: Connecticut Voices for Children One in seven Connecticut children in families (14.3%) lived in poverty in 2013, a rate unchanged from 2012, but a substantial increase from a decade earlier (10.8% in 2003). Data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, as analyzed by Connecticut Voices for Children, detail the level of poverty and […] [Read More]
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Census: Poverty rate declines, but VERY slowly

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Source: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Today’s Census data provide fresh evidence that the economy strengthened in 2013, but too slowly to improve the living standards of many middle- and low-income Americans. Median household income did not rise significantly and remained 8.0 percent (or $4,497) below its level in 2007, before the Great […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance Statement on Jane Doe

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Jane Doe’s running away this morning from Department of Children and Families custody was not surprising. Jane, a transgender girl who is being held in isolation at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, a boys’ prison, allegedly ran away when she was taken outside CJTS for treatment. For the past seven months, Jane has been either […] [Read More]
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New Census data: uninsured rate stable between 2012 and 2013 in Connecticut

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Source: Connecticut Voices for Children Improvements anticipated due to expanded access in 2014 The uninsured rate remained unchanged in Connecticut in 2013, compared to 2012 rates, according to newly-released Census data from the American Community Survey. Connecticut Voices for Children, a research-based policy think tank, anticipates that the uninsured rate will improve in 2014 as […] [Read More]
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Latest Research Reports

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Lower rates of suicide are associated with more daily sunshine in the prior 14 to 60 days Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 20 hours ago Light interacts with brain serotonin systems and possibly influences serotonin-related behaviors. Those behaviors, such as mood and impulsiveness, can play a role in suicide. The authors examined the […] [Read More]
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Health Benefits of Coffee, Tea and Chocolate

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Health Benefits of Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Edited By Jonathan D. Kantrowitz Published by Tsadek Press Copyright, Jonathan Kantrowitz 2014 8.5 x 11, 142 pages $12.95 2 Tsadek Press books $19.95 3 Tsadek Press books $24.95 Call 1-800-232–2224 to order a pdf of this title Which is best for you, coffee, tea or chocolate? Of […] [Read More]
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Madame Cézanne at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Madame Cézanne November 19, 2014–March 15, 2015 Madame Cézanne, the first exhibition of the paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) of his most painted model, Hortense Fiquet (1850–1922), will open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 19. The exhibition will trace Cézanne’s lifelong attachment to the woman who was his model, […] [Read More]
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Why Are We Going To War?

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Yes, ISIS is terrible and they are doing terrible things – but terrible things are happening all over including Africa, for example, and Ukraine (both sides, by the way). The hue and cry to take up arms once again in the Middle East is hard for any politician to resist, and midterm elections loom. Chris […] [Read More]
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Liberal countries have more happy citizens while conservatives are happier individuals

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Source: American Psychological Association People living in more liberal countries are happier on average than those in less liberal countries, but individually, conservatives are happier than liberals no matter where they live, according to a study of people in 16 Western European countries. “Liberal governments tend to do more to shield citizens against certain hardships, […] [Read More]
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