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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?


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.