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The IRS will do your taxes for you (if that's what you prefer): After years of expensively purchased delay, Turbotax and its fellow tax-profiteers are losing the fight to make you pay them to tell the government what it already knows.

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Inside: Biden set to appoint mass foreclosure cheerleader to the Fed; and more!

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Tomorrow (3/7) I'm doing a remote talk for #TUWien:

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Biden set to appoint mass foreclosure cheerleader to the Fed: Janice Eberly provided cover for Tim Geithner's policy of No Banker Left Behind.

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🧵 Is the American Dream dead? - a tweetstorm

This is a brain dump of .@RaoulGMI's 30+ years of knowledge, how the world works, and how his macro framework fits into it all ⤵️
1/ There's no denying that we're in a mess!

By the Law of Unintended Consequences, every time we try to fix A, we create problems B, C, D, E, etc.

We hardly understand these new problems unless there's hindsight to connect the dots...

So, how the hell did we get here?

Let's start by looking at the peak of the #British Empire:

It was the world's largest realm. But as with every empire, trying to control so many people across the globe has its price & #debt weakened its structure...
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This is why we push for #Reparations a 400+DEBT OWE exclusively to #ADOS(American Descendants Of Slavery) by GOV at the Federal Level.
#Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Doesn't Do Enough for Black Americans… #studentloanforgiveness
"I won’t benefit from Biden’s plan to cancel up to $10,000 of student loan debt (or up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients) for individuals making less than $125,000 a year."
"And though I don’t find the reasoning behind the income cap dispositive,I get the basic idea:those with higher incomes, like myself,can generally handle their loans more easily than those with lower incomes."
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Bernie Sanders, the man that made abolishing student debt a popular issue in US national politics.

Read his autobiography here. Available in paperback in India, published by us:

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Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the presidency of the US has galvanized people all over the country, putting economic, racial, & social justice into the spotlight, & raising hopes that Americans can take their country back from the billionaires & change the course of history. Image
In this book, Sanders tells the story of a passionate and principled political life. He describes how, after cutting his teeth in the Civil Rights movement, he helped build a grassroots political movement in Vermont, making it possible for him
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For anyone looking at "where does the money come from" on the miniscule #StudentDebt point shaving experiment... no money was created. The institutions were already paid. A government backed debt was simply no longer pursued for 10k. Nothing more than a ledger entry -10,000.
The Fed Government held the debt. However, we know your hero @POTUS made discharging student debt through bankruptcy impossible and he also made regular bankruptcy more challenging for people to discharge as well. That is very different than medical debt which can be discharged.
So what happens when folks come asking... demanding... #Reparations? Did folks learn about how Federal Finance works? Do they understand how to fight for their cause? How about National Improved Medicare for All? Did anyone actually address the funding mechanism so people get it?
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Al Mohler has a quote in his mind-bending anti-student-debt-forgiveness diatribe (not gonna drive clicks) which reads, “Understanding a biblical conception of justice, a debt voluntarily and justly entered into remains a debt that demands to be paid.” 1/6 #StudentDebt
My dude, that is the overwhelming majority of what Evangelicalism defines as sins - acts voluntarily and justly entered into. Penal Substitutionary Atonement (Mohler’s fave flavor, not mine) would claim that such sins can only be atoned for by Jesus’ Death. 2/6
But that is the work of grace. Jesus dies and forgives the sin of the world (and the sins of the individual) without considering the merit or worthiness of the person forgiven. It is a gift freely given. 3/6
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"Getting up and doing even ten minutes of light to moderate physical activity a few times [per] day is an effective strategy in reducing the likelihood of having a stroke. For overall heart and brain health, move more ... and sit less." Steven P. Hooker…
First microplastics found in Antarctic snow…
#MicroplasticsDiscovery, #AntarcticSnow
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A Billion Years of Time Are Mysteriously Missing. Scientists Think They Know Why.…
#GrandCanyon, #geology, #GreatUnconformity, #TectonicModel
What Happens Next in Ukraine Could Change Europe Forever | Time…
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Arguing that 1) legal case is settled that #ExecutiveBranch has right to forgive student debt.
2) need is urgent: 89% of debtors will be in financial insecurity if required payments resume.
@SenWarren makes the point that $50k forgiven would release 36m citizens completely from debt.
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You know what would help Students that I know who are dealing with #StudentLoan/#StudentDebt?

Actually use #Executive Order & Abolish All #StudentLoanDebt with a swivel of a pen.

That's what would help them & strengthen the #Economy!

Seriously #Democrats, it's not hard to do!!
Seriously! The only time he Eliminated #StudentDebt was for #ForProfit College Scams & other stuff, yet he promised to eliminate $10,000 #StudentLoan Debt he didn't do! But put aside $10,000 to Abolish, We have $1.73 Trillion of Student Debt in America which can all be abolished.
The @POTUS can use #Executive Order to Eliminate #StudentDebt with ease to help Americans who are being held back from debt that's god knows how long.

So forget abolishing just $10,000 of #StudentLoan, abolish all $1.7 Trillion of the #StudentLoanDebt!
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The Corn of the Future Is Hundreds of Years Old and Makes Its Own Mucus…

#CornVarieties, #PlantBreeding, #bacteria, #NaturalFertilizer, #mucus
The Second Great Age of Political Correctness…

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Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures who’s poor since LBJ began his war…

#poverty #usa #measures #relevance #alternatives
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Let's Just be absolutely fair: @RealProgressUS have been involved in organizing the @M4M4ALL along w/ many other activists & Organizations.
Bad people have tried to cancel & denigrate us becuz they don't understand our opposition to state based efforts. We are for NATIONAL #M4A
We have committed no less than 20 direct activists in volunteer support to both helping them and our own media coverage. We have also interviewed the lead organizer and have endeavored tirelessly to explain our position with experts in both law and economics.
People who are opportunists have tried the straddle a fence that is un-straddle-able.

The currency issuer/currency user dynamic is of vital importance under EVERY SINGLE Program Progressives want to pass.

Why would people slag us as libertarian or billionaire lovers?
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The #First100Days of a president’s term are historically their best chance to enact their agenda. What has Biden done?
Biden and Harris promised to implement a public option and lower the age of Medicare to 60, policies that fail to cover the 92 million Americans who are uninsured or underinsured and save the 68,000 who die every year from a lack of insurance. #MedicareForAll
But Biden and the Democrats didn’t even live up to these moderate pledges. Instead, they expanded COBRA subsidies, funneling tens of billions of dollars to health insurance corporations that are already making record profits as they jack up premiums and increasingly deny claims.
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The melting of large icebergs is a key stage in the evolution of ice ages…

#evolution #ice
Testing mobile air purifiers in a school classroom: Reducing the airborne transmission risk for SARS-CoV-2…

#AirPurifiers #AirborneTransmission #COVID19 #classrooms #RiskReduction
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Oil: Shell reports sharp drop in full-year profit, raises dividend…

#oil #dividend #profit
The need for the U.S. to improve data on the COVID pandemic…

#pandemic #COVID19
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STATEMENT: @JoeBiden’s comments on #studentdebt cancellation are concerning, but advocates remain committed to $50,000 or more in relief.…
.@JoeBiden made his first comments Wednesday in response to the growing movement urging the President-elect to cancel $50,000 or more in #studentdebt using executive action.
Unfortunately, he inaccurately claimed that the President may not have the authority to free borrowers from debt through executive action and cast doubt over whether he would be willing to do so.
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BREAKING: @JoeBiden says he is unlikely to use executive action to #cancelstudentdebt despite unprecedented support from lawmakers, experts, and the public.…
We joined a diverse coalition of 237 civil rights and consumer protection organizations, including the @NAACP and several national labor unions, to send a letter to @JoeBiden urging him to use executive authority to #cancelstudentdebt.
“Earlier in the day, @JoeBiden had reaffirmed his general support for broad #studentloan forgiveness, but suggested that he would support a smaller amount of $10,000.” @forbes @AdamSMinsky
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STATEMENT: #Studentloan reform advocates hopeful as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos set to be replaced by Miguel Cardona @teachcardona.…
We join our supporters in taking a collective sigh of relief knowing that @BetsyDeVosED will no longer head @usedgov. Student loan advocates are optimistic that @JoeBiden’s nominee, @teachcardona, will be a stronger champion for 45 million Americans carrying #studentdebt.
@Usedgov faces major challenges in the months ahead, but we cannot ignore the #studentdebtcrisis for a second longer. We expect @teachcardona to immediately work to enact broad-based student debt cancellation.
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Balancing Epistemic Humility and Prior Knowledge - Insight…

#humility #balancing #knowledge #coronavirus #prior
Maybe There is No Technological Slowdown - New Things Under the Sun…

#growth #technology #decline
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1/4 The whole American student debt scam was invented as a way to reduce public support for higher education and shift the cost burden of a public good (an educated populace) from the Commons to the individual. It has been a disaster that has stifled economic growth
2/4 by creating an entire generation if debt slaves.

Further, access to vitually unlimited Federally supported student debt money has skewed college business models and encouraged higher ed institutions to make bad long term budgeting and pedagogical decisions.
3/4 The need for students to be able to earn money to pay back loans has converted higher education priorities from a search for and transmission of knowledge and truth by means of honed critical thinking skills into a job training operation. Many education institutions,
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