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From #Ferguson to #OfficerFriendly (Bloomberg View)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford explains what the New York Police Department will need to do in order to make its new social media initiatives successful.
Census Report Shows Rise in Full-Time Work, Undercutting Claims by Health Reform Opponents (Off the Charts)
Paul N. Van de Water says the Census Bureau report proves that the Affordable Care Act isn’t leading to a large increase in part-time work. In fact, part-time work has decreased.
Fed Signals No Hurry to Raise Interest Rates (NYT)
Binyamin Appelbaum reports on the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement, which affirms the necessity of continued stimulus in the form of near-zero short-term interest rates.
What Cutting Jobless Benefits Wrought (U.S. News & World Report)
Pat Garofalo points to the cutting of federal extended unemployment benefits as one of the sources of our continually too-high poverty rate.
The Occupy Movement Takes on Student Debt (New Yorker)
Rolling Jubilee, which buys up debt and cancels it, may be among the Occupy movement’s biggest successes, writes Vauhini Vara, but its real hope is for debtors to organize.
Meet the Domestic Worker Organizer Who Won the ‘Genius’ Grant (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Josh Eidelson profiles Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who plans to use her MacArthur “Genius Grant” to endow an organizing fellowship for domestic workers.
Want to Live in a State with No Income Tax? Make Sure You’re Super Rich First (The Guardian)
Siri Srinivas looks at a new report on state-level taxes, which shows that most Americans think fair taxes should be progressive by nature, emphasizing income and property taxes over sales tax.