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Saturday, March 20, 2010

More multigenerational families living together

About 6.6 million U.S. households in 2009 had at least three generations of family members, an increase of 30 percent since 2000, according to census figures. When "multigenerational" is more broadly defined to include at least two adult generations, a record 49 million, or one in six people, live in such households, according to a study being released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

Federal Employees Bombarded With Obamacare Email Pitches

"DeParle’s unsolicited emails have been regularly coming to some federal employees’ official government email inboxes for weeks without permission or request, causing some federal employees to feel threatened by the overt political language."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CATO: Spending On Public Education 44% Higher Than Reported

Report here.

The science is settled: Environmentalists are dicks

Treacher has links and comments on a study written up by the Guardian:

Canadian psychologists Nina Mazar and Chen-Bo Zhong argue that people who wear what they call the “halo of green consumerism” are less likely to be kind to others, and more likely to cheat and steal. “Virtuous acts can license subsequent asocial and unethical behaviours,” they write.