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“$1MM Per Minute In Salaries, $22BN Per Year In Vacation Pay” And Other Fun Facts About The Federal Workforce

The folks at Open The Books decided to take a deep dive into the salaries of 1.97 million federal employees, using data collected from the Office Of Personnel Management and the USPS via FOIA requests, and the endless examples of excessive pay and pure waste are sure to make you sick, if not downright suicidal.  […]

A Natural Experiment For Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

Via Political Calculations blog, The city of Philadelphia's controversial soda tax is providing a lot of material for serious scientists to evaluate the effects of arbitrarily imposing a tax on the distribution of a range of naturally and artificially-sweetened beverages. Since we're near the end of the tax's first year of being in effect, we […]

World’s First Vending-Machine For The Homeless To Be Unveiled In UK In December; LA, NYC Next Year

This is a first, a new charity in the UK called Action Hunger plans to install a vending machine for the homeless in December. The organization describes itself as a charity with a “new approach to combating homelessness.” The initial plan will be installing a machine in the town of Nottingham in the December time-period, then a second machine […]

Flashback: Barbara Walters Shames Pedo Victim Corey Feldman On National TV For ‘Damaging An Entire Industry’

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Six years ago, former child star Corey Feldman admitted that he and fellow child actor Corey Haim, who died from a 2010 overdose, were sexually molested by adult males throughout Hollywood during their time in the limelight. Haim is said to have received far more brutal abuse – raped at age 11 by a […]

Grab A Beer Philadelphia, The Soda Is Too Damn Expensive

Via SovereignMan.com, What happened: Turns out when soda cost the same as beer, people choose to drink beer. That is what is happening in Philadelphia. The city’s 1.5 cent per ounce tax on soda has made beer a cheaper option. But that isn’t the only effect of the ill conceived plan to raise revenue. The tax didn’t […]

Study Warns Of Binge-Drinking “Crisis” As Alcoholism Rates Spike 49%

The opioid epidemic isn’t the only public-health crisis plaguing the US. Americans are hitting the bottle harder than ever, according to a new study published by JAMA Psychiatry, posing new challenges for the US’s strained health-care system as local hospitals and first responders struggle with the spike in substance-abuse related maladies, including overdoses and alcohol […]

Americans Spend The Most For Health Care, Still Die Young

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development just released its latest batch of data seeking to measure the quality of health care in each of its member states. The rankings show that although the US spends more per capita on health care than any of the 34 other OECD member states, its average life expectancy […]

What Would You Do To Fix America’s Rapidly Failing Health Care System?

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog, You may be quite surprised by how people answered this question on Facebook. Earlier today, I posted the question in the headline to my Facebook profile, and I got dozens of responses. Obamacare has resulted in much higher insurance premiums, lower quality care and more red […]

Beer ATMs Threaten America’s “Waiter & Bartender” Recovery

For 87 straight months, America's recovery has been dominated by one 'job'… Well over 5 years ago, we first dubbed the economy under Barack Obama as the "Waiter and Bartender recovery", because while most other job categories had grown at a moderate pace at best, the growth in the category defined by the BLS as […]

Philly’s Soda Tax Is Shaping Up To Be An Epic Flop

Authored by Ernest Owens via PhillyMag.com, It’s been six months since the city’s soda tax (or, more accurately, the sugary beverage tax) was implemented — and it’s off to a rocky start. The city is currently $20 million short of its projected $46 million goal to close out the 2017 fiscal year, and based on […]