Tag Archives: The Economist

The Atlantic: Hannibal Buress- Advice For Comedians

Source: The New Democrat I didn’t get much from Hannibal Buress here as far as advice for comedians, other than that inspiring comedians should just do it. Write down what they think and try to get a job performing or … Continue reading

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The Economist: ‘America’s Elderly Prisoner Boom’

“ Source:The Economist– growing old in a California prison. Thanks to ultra-long sentences, America’s 2.3m prisoners are getting older. Under the ‘Gold coats’ programme in California, younger inmates look after elderly ones… From The Economist A couple of things hit me … Continue reading

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The Economist: ‘Jailhouse Nation’

“WITH less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds roughly a quarter of its prisoners: more than 2.3m people, including 1.6m in state and federal prisons and over 700,000 in local jails and immigration pens. Per head, … Continue reading

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The Economist: ‘What Happened When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs?’

“For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado.” From The Economist I believe what Portugal is saying with their drug decriminalization policy … Continue reading

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