Obesity In America: To Win, We Have To Lose Government (Video)

Great video from Reason on the obesity problem in America. In May 2012, an HBO documentary and a Washington conference, both named “The Weight of the Nation,” made the case for government intervention in your workout, your workplace and your kid’s lunchbox. They argue that lack of individual willpower is not to blame for obesity,(…)

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Racial Predatory Loans Fueled U.S. Housing Crisis: Study

Predatory lending aimed at racially segregated minority neighborhoods led to mass foreclosures that fueled the U.S. housing crisis, according to a new study published in the American Sociological Review. Predatory lending typically refers to loans that carry unreasonable fees, interest rates and payment requirements. Amplify’d from Predatory lending aimed at racially segregated minority neighborhoods(…)

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U.S. Loaned Mexico $1 Billion — for Gulf Drilling

The U.S. Export-Import Bank, an independent federal agency, loaned more than $1 billion to the Mexican state oil company last year to fund Pemex’s drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. One $600 million loan financed the development of 18 oil and natural gas fields in the southern Gulf near the Yucatan Peninsula. A loan worth(…)

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