“He is a demagogue” – Stephen Hawking can explain black holes but can’t explain Trump

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One of the world's smartest persons can't make sense of Trump.

The 74-year-old cosmologist sat down with ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, May 31, where he was asked to explain the appeal of the Republican presidential nominee, 69.

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600 years later, the same wealthy families remain wealthy


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Previous economic research has suggested that a family’s economic advantages (or disadvantages) usually dissipate within a few generations. New research by Italian economists Guglielmo Barone and Sauro Moretti begs to differ. The Bank of Italy economists used a unique tool, a 1427 census of Florence, to compare the wealth and occupation of Florentine families 600 years ago to those same families in 2011. “The top earners among the current taxpayers were found to have already been at the top of the socioeconomic ladder six centuries ago,” Barone and Moretti explain in an essay on their findings at the Center for Economic Policy Research’s Vox site.

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Why Hillary is the Democrat’s Death Spiral


If the priority is to defeat Trump, then why would Democrats nominate Hillary?

Even now that the State Department’s Inspector General has released a report explaining in detail why Clinton’s claims about her emails are false, she has responded by doubling down with even more implausible statements.

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Median income will raise by $26,000 if Bernie Sanders elected


A respected economist who has been cited by the Wall Street Journal has released a new analysis of Bernie Sanders’ domestic policy and economic programs, and his findings are frankly stunning: Median income would increase by $22,000 and 26 million jobs would be created — bringing the unemployment rate to 3.8%.

Source: Top Economist Says Bernie Sanders’ Plan Will Raise Median Income $22,000 and Create 26 Million Jobs

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