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Scottish parliament to get control over income tax and welfare spending
The Scottish parliament is to be handed direct control over billions of pounds of income tax and welfare benefits after an £11bn cross-party deal which will…
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Political Knowledge and Participation Among Young Canadians and Americans
Political knowledge is a democratic value. It is also an important ingredient in democratic citizenship, influencing public attitudes and opinions and, thus,…
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18 hours ago
The Gaming Industry's Greatest Adversary Is Just Getting Started - Businessweek
One night in October, before the media critic Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a speech at Utah State University, someone e-mailed the school, threatening…
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22 hours ago
My Simple Git Process
As web projects grow from wireframe, to design, and into implementation, tracking changes becomes very important. When it comes to version control tools, Git…
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22 hours ago
Save 30% on Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ on Steam
Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is available for the Mac, and it’s 30% off on Steam.
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Complex life may be possible in only 10% of all galaxies
NASA/Swift/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith and John Jones Stellar explosions called gamma ray bursts emit beams of radiation that could render 90% of galaxies barren of…
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PROVINCE LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STRATEGY | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan
New Scholarships for Students Studying Abroad Today, Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty announced the launch of the province’s International Education…
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Mockingjay’s Contradictory Revolution
The latest Hunger Games installment suggests that everything we do—even our resistance—is compromised. BY Sady Doyle The part of the franchise that induces a…
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The Rise of the Voluntariat | Jacobin
Like unpaid interns, the “voluntariat” creates profits without being compensated, but out of a sense of altruism. CUNY Graduate Center Digital Labor Working…
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Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say
David Leonhardt
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Some newly minted college graduates struggle to find work. Others accept jobs for which they feel overqualified. Student debt,…
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Benefactors’ Lecture Speaking Notes : Kevin Milligan
Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics On November 25th at about 8pm Eastern Standard Time, I will be giving the annual Benefactors’ Lecture ,…
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How to think about "think" tanks
Kady O'Malley Tweet on Think Tanks 1 It is sometimes said that think tanks are good for democracy; indeed the more of them, the better. If there are more ideas…
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Why we’ll miss the World's Biggest Bookstore | Toronto Star
Before & After: World's Biggest Bookstore meets the wrecking ball via
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Humanities students less vulnerable to job-market booms and busts, study says - The Globe and Mail
Humanities and social sciences students have more stable careers in the long run: new study by Ross Finnie:
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Home - The Education Policy Research Initiative
Take a look at this important work coming out of uOttawa today. Big leap forward in LMI.
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Our Savior, The Supervillain
Elon Musk Reuters This month, Elon Musk reminded us once again why he's the most entertaining executive alive. In an online comment that's since been deleted ,…
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How to run external programs from Python and capture their output - FastML
Python, being a general purpose programming language, lets you run external programs from your script and capture their output. This is useful for many machine…
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2 days ago
Board games don’t just bring us together – they remind us how to play
Like most families, the one I grew up in is dysfunctional. Take the relationship I have with my brother: our shared history is one of lies, deceit and broken…
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2 days ago
Graduate Income Data Miracle on the Rideau | HESA
RT : Ross Finnie has put together the best new data source in Canadian PSE in a decade. I review some of the early data:
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Worthwhile Canadian Initiative: A short history of the Canadian one per cent
Any sensible policy designed to address the concentration of income at the top of the Canadian income distribution over the past thirty years or so has to be…
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2 days ago
Princeton Abandons Grade Deflation Plan . . . - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
. . . and Kaiser Fung is unhappy . In a post entitled, “Princeton’s loss of nerve,” Kaiser writes: This development is highly regrettable, and a failure of…
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2 days ago
Anti-pipeline fervour not the legacy Stephen Harper had in mind: Hébert | Toronto Star
MONTRÉAL — Two years ago student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois rose to fame by becoming the face of Quebec’s so-called Maple Spring. He turned the episode that…
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2 days ago
Stop Trying to Save the World
It seemed like such a good idea at the time: A merry-go-round hooked up to a water pump. In rural sub-Saharan Africa, where children are plentiful but clean…
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2 days ago
On sexism, sexual assault and the threat of the ‘non-bro’
When I was just a little bitty budding activist just starting to get involved in organizing and protesting more heavily than I had in high school, I remember…
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3 days ago
Obama is finally making the case for immigration, not just "immigration reform"
By the standards of the recent debate, Obama’s speech laying out his approach was a radical shift: it was largely about immigration, rather than…
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3 days ago
An Interview with Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield on the Workplace Communication App Slack | MIT Technology Review
Stewart Butterfield
While apps for work don’t usually inspire much excitement, there’s something almost palpable about the buzz surrounding Slack, a…
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3 days ago
Escaping the Extreme Christian Fundamentalism of “Quiverfull”
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Can religious fundamentalism turn otherwise nonabusive relationships abusive? Vyckie Garrison of the blog No Longer Quivering…
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3 days ago
'You've Served Your Purpose and Now You're Trash' - TheTyee.ca - Mobile
[Editor’s note: This is the second of five pieces The Tyee is publishing this week from “Me, You, Us,” an investigation by journalist and author Michael Valpy…
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3 days ago
Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere
Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost’s signature lineup of contributors
Author and Journalist
Below is the full text of remarks delivered…
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3 days ago
An Introduction to Python Debugging - Safari Blog
All developers know finding and squashing bugs comes with the territory of writing sane, stable, and performant software. On a good day, debugging can be…
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5 days ago
When Piketty Argued for Income Redistribution, He Changed Economics
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is beginning to receive book of the year awards, but has it changed anything within economics? There are…
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5 days ago
Virtualenv the Docker way
> This post will describe how to use virtualenv's tricks to run python inside Docker container extending concept of python virtual environment, without changing any current habits.
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Beginning Git and Github for Linux Users | Linux.com
The Git distributed revision control system is a sweet step up from Subversion, CVS, Mercurial, and all those others we’ve tried and made do with. It’s great…
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5 days ago
What is a Hacker?
Hacker is a contested word. Just as it was starting to mean a poet, an artist of digital materials, it became associated with cybercrime. So, it is a word whose…
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5 days ago
Ministers continue to take action to help Canadians get the skills they need for available jobs - Canada News Centre
News Release Article from  Labour market ministers from across Canada met today to build on their efforts to resolve labour market challenges and ensure that…
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5 days ago
Public servants asked to promote Conservative tax proposal on Twitter - The Globe and Mail
Public servants were asked to use official government Twitter feeds to promote Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recently announced tax measures, using the slogan…
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5 days ago
HLWIKI Canada
Are you interested in contributing to HLWIKI International ? contact : dean.giustini@ubc.ca To browse other articles on a range of HSL topics, see the A-Z…
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Economics Is a Dismal Science for Women
The problem really isn't that difficult to solve. Source: Getty Images Source: Getty Images British physicist Matt Taylor, who was involved with the…
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5 days ago
Using Pandas To Create an Excel Diff - Practical Business Python
As part of my continued exploration of pandas, I am going to walk through a real world example of how to use pandas to automate a process that could be very…
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6 days ago
ongoing by Tim Bray · Keybase Client
I got in­ter­est­ed in Key­base.io the day I left Google in March, and I’ve been evan­ge­liz­ing it, but even more the idea be­hind it: Us­ing au­then­ti­cat­ed…
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Differentiation and Value Capture in the Internet Age - stratechery by Ben Thompson
It’s hard to have a conversation with anyone in tech without the word “scale” entering the conversation; “Internet scale” is a particularly popular variation of…
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6 days ago
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