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02/03/2016 - Food For Thought: 2/3/2016

Rich Kids Stay Rich, Poor Kids Stay Poor

– FiveThirtyEight 

FiveThirtyEight explores a new study that shows children from poor families are much less likely to work in adulthood than children from middle-class families and examines what that dynamic means for America’s workforce.
How Predictive Are Iowa And New Hampshire?

– NPR

In the last 40 years, only one person has gone on to win the presidency after losing both Iowa and New Hampshire – Bill Clinton. NPR examines the importance of these two states on the presidential process and asks the question; will those old metrics aply to this increasingly different election cycle?

 

American Economy: The Trucks And Trains Test; Barely Rolling Along

– The Economist 

The Economist applies an old-fashioned test of America’s economic health – the quantity of goods being transported by truck and train. When the results are considered in the context of more modern tests of economic vitality, there’s cause for concern.