IRS Grants Nonprofit Status To Dark Money Group Founded By Karl Rove


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-- this post authored by Robert Faturechi and Derek Willis

Crossroads GPS gets declared a nonprofit five years after applying, meaning that its donor list can remain private.

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What We Read Today 12 February 2016

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Documentary Of The Week: American Monetary Reform

Written by John Lounsbury

Econintersect: This is a lecture by Jamie Walton at the 11th Annual Conference of the American Monetary Institute, held in October 2015 in Chicago. Walton was a research associate at the AMI from 2006 until 2011. He also worked for two years with former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich on the American Monetary Act (proposed in 2006, 2008 and 2010). In this lecture he analyzes the monetary reform proposals of the AMI with the precision of an engineer. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering.


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Infographic Of The Day: Reported Cases Of Zika Virus Worldwide

Brazil has been hardest hit by the Zika virus, which is thought to have arrived there in 2014 during the World Cup soccer tournament.

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Video of the Day:

College humor is really trying way too hard these days... What kind of man are you?

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05 February 2016: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Continues Its Descent

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward - declined marginally and remains in negative territory. This index now spent 28 consecutive weeks in negative territory.

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