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disagrees Assault weapons should be bannedThe Assault Weapons Ban deals with a fictional distinction. You have guns that are exactly the same guns as are banned, in function, that were banned because of the way they look. And you know, that's the whole truth of this policy: it's to make politicians look as if they are doing something, when in point of fact, they are doing nothing.
Francine Blau, EconomistThe evidence does not suggest that current immigrant flows cost native-born taxpayers money over the long-run nor does it provide support for the notion that lowering immigration quotas or stepping up enforcement of existing immigration laws would generate savings to existing taxpayers.
Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, political scientistThere are entire countries where Facebook Messenger has replaced email as the primary channel by which people communicate. This kind of power wielded at such a scale is unprecedented in human experience, and we need to think carefully about whether American democracy can continue to coexist with such power concentrated over the longer run.
Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard UniversityDoes that mean that women are receiving lower pay for equal work? That is possibly the case in certain places, but by and large, it’s not that. Women often take jobs that have different characteristics, different amenities. You find that the biggest wage gaps are in the corporate, the financial sectors, also law, and the health occupations in which there is a high fraction of ownership, of self-e... See More
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