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www.population.fyi Auckland, New Zealand: Zoning Reform Slashes Rents by Up to 35%

Why it matters Housing costs have reached crisis levels in many cities worldwide. Economists often blame restrictive zoning, but there's been little real-world evidence that reforming zoning can actually improve affordability - until now. A 2023 study (

Auckland, New Zealand: Zoning Reform Slashes Rents by Up to 35%
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www.levernews.com Feds Recently Hit Cargo Giant In Baltimore Disaster For Silencing Whistleblowers

Regulators cited Maersk for its “illegal policy” blocking employees from reporting safety concerns to the Coast Guard.

Feds Recently Hit Cargo Giant In Baltimore Disaster For Silencing Whistleblowers
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www.wabe.org Georgia House passes bill that will provide difficulties for companies seeking state incentives to organize unions - WABE

On Wednesday, Senate Bill 362 passed the State House by 96 to 78 votes. The legislation, backed by Gov. Brian Kemp, is heading to his desk for a signature.  Under the bill, […]

Georgia House passes bill that will provide difficulties for companies seeking state incentives to organize unions - WABE
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www.wabe.org Georgia House passes bill that will provide difficulties for companies seeking state incentives to organize unions - WABE

On Wednesday, Senate Bill 362 passed the State House by 96 to 78 votes. The legislation, backed by Gov. Brian Kemp, is heading to his desk for a signature.  Under the bill, […]

Georgia House passes bill that will provide difficulties for companies seeking state incentives to organize unions - WABE
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open.substack.com South Korea Sees Marriage Bump for First Time in Over a Decade

In a notable shift, South Korea experienced its first annual increase in marriages in more than ten years, with data revealing nearly 194,000 unions in 2023. This development comes as a break from a longstanding downward trend in marriage rates within the country.

South Korea Sees Marriage Bump for First Time in Over a Decade
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bigfiscal.substack.com New Research: The Hidden Profits of Nursing Homes

An NBER working paper (Tunneling and Hidden Profits in Health Care by Ashvin Gandhi & Andrew Olenski) on the nursing home sector reveals extensive profit tunneling, particularly in real estate and management services. This involves nursing homes purchasing services from related entities at inflated ...

New Research: The Hidden Profits of Nursing Homes
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open.substack.com Tokyo Metropolitan Government Eliminates Means Testing, Provides Free High School & University Education for Residents

In a welcomed move, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will abolish means testing on financial aid, effectively granting free education to students at high schools and metropolitan universities starting from the 2024 fiscal year. Expanded Eligibility:

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Eliminates Means Testing, Provides Free High School & University Education for Residents
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www.businessinsider.com Why Republicans are fighting the basic-income programs many cities and states are adopting: 'Is money a birthright now?'

Republican lawmakers from five states are seeking to ban guaranteed basic-income programs, citing costs for taxpayers.

Why Republicans are fighting the basic-income programs many cities and states are adopting: 'Is money a birthright now?'
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www.businessinsider.com Why Republicans are fighting the basic-income programs many cities and states are adopting: 'Is money a birthright now?'

Republican lawmakers from five states are seeking to ban guaranteed basic-income programs, citing costs for taxpayers.

Why Republicans are fighting the basic-income programs many cities and states are adopting: 'Is money a birthright now?'
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open.substack.com Did Google, Facebook, and Amazon Endorse Jim Crow?

At the Supreme Court this week, big tech said most economic regulation for platforms are unconstitutional. And they used same logic as Robert Bork in attacking the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Did Google, Facebook, and Amazon Endorse Jim Crow?
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open.substack.com Did Google, Facebook, and Amazon Endorse Jim Crow?

At the Supreme Court this week, big tech said most economic regulation for platforms are unconstitutional. And they used same logic as Robert Bork in attacking the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Did Google, Facebook, and Amazon Endorse Jim Crow?
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www.propublica.org Lawmakers Could Limit When County Officials in Mississippi Can Jail People Awaiting Psychiatric Treatment

The legislation follows reporting by Mississippi Today and ProPublica showing that hundreds of people in the state are jailed every year while awaiting court-ordered treatment simply because public mental health facilities are full or too far away.

Lawmakers Could Limit When County Officials in Mississippi Can Jail People Awaiting Psychiatric Treatment
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prospect.org A Public Option for Credit Card Shopping

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking aim at pay-to-play credit card comparison websites that collude with big banks to block competition.

A Public Option for Credit Card Shopping
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prospect.org A Public Option for Credit Card Shopping

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking aim at pay-to-play credit card comparison websites that collude with big banks to block competition.

A Public Option for Credit Card Shopping
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open.substack.com DB90: Austin's YIMBY Plans Revived with New Ordinance

The City of Austin has reintroduced a critical element of its housing strategy previously stalled by legal challenges. The newly approved ordinance, known as DB90 (Draft Ordinance 90), aims to replace the Vertical Mixed-Use II Ordinance (VMU2), which was nullified following a lawsuit alleging insuff...

DB90: Austin's YIMBY Plans Revived with New Ordinance
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open.substack.com DB90: Austin's YIMBY Plans Revived with New Ordinance

The City of Austin has reintroduced a critical element of its housing strategy previously stalled by legal challenges. The newly approved ordinance, known as DB90 (Draft Ordinance 90), aims to replace the Vertical Mixed-Use II Ordinance (VMU2), which was nullified following a lawsuit alleging insuff...

DB90: Austin's YIMBY Plans Revived with New Ordinance
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triblive.com Wendy’s clarifies position on dynamic pricing, says it won't raise prices

Burger fans need not worry: The price of food at Wendy’s will not increase thanks to dynamic — or surge — pricing, the company said Tuesday. On Monday, news reports highlighted how the Ohio-based fast-food chain is planning to introduce dynamic pricing in 2025, resulting in a bevy of concerns

Wendy’s clarifies position on dynamic pricing, says it won't raise prices
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finance.yahoo.com Bitcoin surges to top $60,000, putting it within striking distance of all-time high

The world's largest cryptocurrency is now within striking distance of its all-time high as investors turn increasingly bullish on bitcoin.

Bitcoin surges to top $60,000, putting it within striking distance of all-time high
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South Korea's Fertility Rate Reaches Another World Record Low
open.substack.com South Korea's Fertility Rate Reach Another World Record Low

Dramatic decline: South Korea's total fertility rate plummeted to a historic low of 0.72 per woman in 2023, with newborns tallying at 230,000. Projections from Statistics Korea anticipate a further decline into the 0.6 range for this year's annual total fertility rate

South Korea's Fertility Rate Reach Another World Record Low
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Hong Kong: New Incentives to Counter Falling Birth Rates
  • Hong Kong is pretty open to immigration already, especially from the mainland. The problem is their traditional sources of immigrants are drying up and expats that bring in business are avoiding Hong Kong

  • Report: Rwanda Using Violence to Silence Critics Across the Globe
  • Honestly, I would really want more information on this before making a clear cut judgement.

    A ton of what caused extremists to attack moderate Hutu and the Tusti is opportunists and Hutu elite drumming up hate, and again would like to know more information

  • AB 309: Newsom Vetoes Social Housing Bill in California
  • https://x.com/CACommonGround/status/1710751960381657179?s=20

    Common Ground have thoughts on that

    "The veto of #AB309 – revenue neutral cost rental social housing on public land which could be built starting next year – while we only commit to study the issue for another 2-3 years is an insult to the millions of housing cost-burdened residents of California."

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