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  1. Feb 2019
    1. A commitment to conditionality lives at the intersection of economics and theology. It’s where lectures about the law of the marketplace meet sermons about what we must do to earn our way into heaven. Here, almost every human interaction, even among family members, is regarded as a kind of transaction.” “(Kids) shouldn’t be spared struggle and sacrifice”: underlying idea that others (blacks, women…) are getting “something for nothing”; “the undeserving” must go conspicuously unrewarded. “Without competition we would all be paid the same and people would get lazy.” – explicit link to inequality

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  2. Jan 2019
  3. Dec 2017
    1. Lazy rivers, while still relatively rare in higher education, are becoming a staple at public universities known for big-time college sports and vibrant social scenes.

      Seriously? How have I never heard about them. Too much...

  4. Mar 2017
    1. Undeterred, the source credited with promoting the story, website Ending the Fed, kept pushing demonstrably false, unbylined articles on its Facebook page. According to a recent BuzzFeed analysis, the site was responsible for four of the 10 top-performing false election stories on Facebook in the three months before election day. Collectively, the four stories generated approximately 2,953,000 engagements. Ending the Fed's Facebook page, titled End the Fed, has 350,000 Likes.
    2. Over in Romania, Ovidiu Drobota, the 24-year-old behind Ending the Fed, has been paying attention to the controversy over the prevalence on Facebook of fake news stories like the ones he disseminated.