Evie Browne (Birmingham): State Fragility and Social Cohesion. The introduction to The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction by David Wengrow. Arindrajit Dube on the minimum we can do: A 10 percent increase in the minimum wage would reduce poverty by around 2 percent. Higher calling: Steve Coll on raising the minimum wage. Better pay now: Raising the minimum wage would help many Americans, and might actually be politically possible. Jared Bernstein on the minimum wage and the laws of economics. Kevin Hartnett on the most important people who ever lived: A new ranking system puts Napoleon above Shakespeare and Darwin, and finds some very overrated artists. Statistically, who's the greatest person in history? Cass Sunstein on why quants can't measure historic significance. What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? Welcome to the Memory Hole. Healthcare.Gov is not like Amazon.com — should we care? Brian Beutler on how Obamacare became its own culture war. Richard Brody on Hannah Arendt's failures of imagination. The greatest trick the Supreme Court ever pulled was convincing the world Roe v. Wade still exists. GOP debunked on food stamps: Forget the nonsense about them breeding dependency — food stamps increase self-sufficiency, research shows. This is every Millennial trend piece ever written. ungrammatical language is awseome u guys srsly.

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