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Connected Feminism Shows A Muscular Commitment To Change – And Civil Rights (Forbes)
Tom Watson reflects on the Women and Girls Rising conference, praising it for demonstrating the power of feminism in the development world today.
Change in Derivatives Doesn’t Resolve Question of Safe Harbors (NYT)
Stephen J. Lubben says that a change in bankruptcy laws so that other investors can be pulled into proceedings when one goes bankrupt doesn’t go far enough.
- Roosevelt Take: Lubben wrote a chapter in An Unfinished Mission, the Roosevelt Institute and Americans for Financial Reform’s report on the questions that remain in financial reform post-Dodd-Frank.
After Huge Tax Incentive Package, Boeing Still Ships Jobs out of Washington (WaPo)
Boeing’s tax incentive package was the largest any state had ever offered any one company, writes Reid Wilson, but that has not prevented Boeing from relocating a few thousand jobs.
- Roosevelt Take: Washington’s Boeing workers are largely unionized, and Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch praised them for rejecting a contract that harmed newer and younger workers last year.
From Lagging ‘Job Creation’ to Lower Charity Giving, the Wealthy Give Less Back to Society (The Guardian)
Suzanne McGee questions why the wealthiest Americans give the lowest percentage of their income to charity, when presumably they have enough funds to do more.
Voter ID Laws Cut Turnout By Blacks, Young (HuffPo)
Alan Fram reports on a new study by the Government Accountability Office, which shows steep drops in turnout in states with new voter ID laws.
Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law (USA Today)
With this emergency stay and a related decision by a district court judge in Texas, some of the most restrictive voter ID laws will not be in effect this November, says Richard Wolf.