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04/08/2016 - Food For Thought: 4/8/2016

Local Family-Leave Initiatives Snowball

– Nation’s Restaurant News

Nation’s Restaurant News looks at the growing movement at the local and state government levels to pass family leave policies.

 

More Than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments

– The Wall Street Journal 

The Wall Street Journal looks at the broad implications of new figures that show nearly half of the Americans with student loans may never repay them.

 

Handouts Are Often Better Than a Hand Up

– The New York Times 

The New York Times opinion page opines that in the post welfare-reform world, the best way to address the staggering level of childhood poverty in America is for the government to give every child a $2,500 allowance….Really.

 

Obama Antagonizing Business Interests on His Way Out The Door

– Washington Post 

Whether the motivations are ideological or political, it seems the President in his last several months in office is charging forward on tax policy, financial regulations and labor issues while ignoring objections from the business community.

 

The Political Preferences of U.S. Religious Groups

– Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center looks at how the major religions practiced in the United States identify politically, with some mildly surprising results.