If you’re hoping that most people are generally following lockdown guidelines, think again: “Policies that assume universal compliance with self-protective measures—or that otherwise do not account for socioeconomic differences in the costs of doing so—are unlikely to be effective or sustainable.” … [Read more...] about It’s not your imagination: Wealthy people really do practice more social distancing
Millions of Economic Impact Payments have already arrived in people’s bank accounts via direct deposit, but those that are being delivered via snail mail are taking longer than expected for many eligible recipients. The IRS Get My Payment tool—the online portal that provides updates to taxpayers about the status of their payments—began informing people as early as January 6 that their payments had been mailed out. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans
How can someone even be impeached twice? When you hear the word “impeached,” just think “indicted.” With a U.S. president, it just means that the House voted for him to face a Senate trial, which will determine whether he is guilty as charged. If convicted, Trump faces two consequences: Removal from office (moot after Inauguration Day) and a ban from holding future office. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?
The six-year-old dating app where women make the first move reveled its plans to go public Friday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. In its prospectus, Bumble reveled a net loss of $84.1 million on revenue of $376.6 million for the period between January 29 to September 30 of last year. In all of 2019, the company generated $488.9 million, up 36% from the year before. … [Read more...] about Bumble files to go public
“We’re getting a sense that just over the last few days that it was probably a function, at least in part of the fact, that really the Trump administration has effectively decapitated professional leadership at Department of Defense [and the] Department of Homeland Security,” says Brian Gerber, codirector of Arizona State University’s Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security. “I think the necessary coordination that should have been part of the preparations for January 6th didn’t take place.” … [Read more...] about Security experts weigh in on how to prevent more right-wing violence on Inauguration Day