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[2 Oct 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
U.S. Child Poverty Rate : A National Disgrace

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development recently released some sobering statistics related to child poverty throughout the developed world.  The figures included only North America, Europe and a few other developed countries, and were intended to show the percentage of children who live in households that get by on less than 50% of the national median income.  Since the definition of  “child poverty” is closely related to each country’s  national median income, the statistics tend to illustrate an individual country’s uneven (or even) distribution of wealth, as opposed to …

Politics &raquo

[21 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Who In the World is Gary Johnson?

The long list of Republican presidential wanna-be’s just became one name longer, as former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson, threw his hat in the ring.

Economics &raquo

[16 Sep 2010 | 10 Comments | ]

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr

AskCherlock recently received from a reader a copy of a letter sent to President Obama, concerning the “health care crisis” in America.  The letter was sent by an emergency room physician, who talked about a Medicaid (i.e. welfare) patient he had recently treated.  He described the patient as being covered in elaborate tattoos, wearing expensive designer clothes, sporting a new cellular phone, and bearing a shiny golden tooth cap.  The patient informed her doctor that she smoked over a pack of cigarettes per day,  ate …

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