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[OP-ED]: La madre de todos los ‘blufs’

 04/19/2017 - 08:02
Afortunadamente, no es solo el pánico lo que se expande, también lo hace la resistencia, que cada día crece y se fortalece. Y eso es muy bueno.
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Sí, eso es lo que retórica recalentada de Washington sobre Corea del Norte –a la que el país asiático responde en tonos igualmente belicosos – es en realidad: una sucia guerra de palabras. Pero puede estar seguro de que no están a punto de intercambiarse balas, cohetes, la madre de todas las bombas y mucho menos armas atómicas. Lo cual, por supuesto, es muy bueno.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Afortunadamente, no es solo el pánico lo que se expande, también lo hace la resistencia, que cada día crece y se fortalece. Y eso es muy bueno.

[OP-ED]: The Mother of All Bluffs

 04/18/2017 - 18:22
Not only panic is spreading, resistance is also growing by leaps and bounds.EFE
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Yes, that’s what the heated rhetoric coming from Washington about North Korea –and being responded to in no less bellicose tones by the Asian country – is: a nasty war of words. Rest assured that no bullets, no rockets, no mother of all bombs, not to mention atomic weapons are about to be fired, dropped or exchanged. Which, of course, is great.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Not only panic is spreading, resistance is also growing by leaps and bounds.EFE

“Help Wanted” at the City of Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 09:54
Director of the Office of Human Resources, Pedro Rodriguez, wants to bring diversity to city government.

[OP-ED]: Are living standards truly stagnant?

 04/13/2017 - 08:14
A causa del aumento de la desigualdad, muchos norteamericanos “se sienten peor ... incluso cuando su consumo material de bienes esté aumentando.” O quizás sea la decepción. La gente obtuvo menos de lo que esperaba, y el ritmo del cambio fue tan lento que pareció un estancamiento.
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It may turn out that the widespread belief that most Americans’ incomes have stagnated for years is, well, false or at least overstated.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00am
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The rise in inequality may make Americans “feel worse ... even if their material goods consumption is rising.” Or maybe it’s just disappointment. People got less than they expected, and the pace of change was so slow that it seemed like stagnation.

[OP-ED]:Taxes -- the great uniter?

 04/11/2017 - 13:05
Around four in five Americans ... see taxpaying as a moral responsibility and tax evasion as morally wrong
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 As Tax Day -- April 18 this year -- approaches, we are confronted once again with the apparently enduring reality that Americans hate to pay taxes. 

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Around four in five Americans ... see taxpaying as a moral responsibility and tax evasion as morally wrong

[OP-ED]: Vivito y coleando el socialismo del siglo 21 en Ecuador

 04/04/2017 - 20:03
El candidato oficialista, Lenín Moreno (i), posa junto al vicepresidente ecuatoriano, Jorge Glas (d), durante las últimas horas de las elecciones presidenciales en segunda vuelta, previo a conocer los resultados oficiales, en Quito (Ecuador). EFE
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Sí, ya lo sé, no es de buena educación recordarle a alguien “Te lo dije”. Pero desde la elección de Lenín Moreno como presidente de Ecuador esta semana, no me puedo controlar: Se los dije, los ecuatorianos no son tontos.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
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El candidato oficialista, Lenín Moreno (i), posa junto al vicepresidente ecuatoriano, Jorge Glas (d), durante las últimas horas de las elecciones presidenciales en segunda vuelta, previo a conocer los resultados oficiales, en Quito (Ecuador). EFE

[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.
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Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Most of economist Tyler Cowen’s new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” is a mega-depressing read.

[OP-ED]: In Ecuador, 21st century socialism is alive and well

 04/04/2017 - 12:20
Ecuador's officialist candidate Lenin Moreno (C) celebrates during the last hours before the results of the presidential election, with Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas (R) in Quito, Ecuador. EFE
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Yes, I know, telling someone “I told you so” is not the best of manners. But after Lenín Moreno was elected president of Ecuador this week, I cannot help myself: I told you so, Ecuadorans are not fools. 

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Ecuador's officialist candidate Lenin Moreno (C) celebrates during the last hours before the results of the presidential election, with Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas (R) in Quito, Ecuador. EFE

UK hand-delivers divorce letter to EU, ending 44 years of union with Europe

 03/29/2017 - 08:48
A European Union flag during a demonstration against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 29, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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 A letter signed by Prime Minister Theresa May which invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty _ the official withdrawal instrument _ was hand-delivered today to European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:45am
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A European Union flag during a demonstration against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 29, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Battle over ACHA hits Philly's Backyard

 03/24/2017 - 14:00
Mayor Kenney spoke out agains the AHCA as congress plans to vote on Thursday.

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