If the middle class sides with the poor, almost everything they do also helps the middle class. http://www.ianwelsh.net/a-middle-class-which-aligns-with-the-rich-cuts-its-own-throat/
My risk of death or bankruptcy just went up: “House Republicans pass bill in first step toward replacing Obamacare” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/04/republican-healthcare-bill-passes-house-vote-obamacare-repeal?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress
Friendly Societies: Such a good name! Sorry I didn’t run into it when writing about them for Wise Bread http://www.wisebread.com/money-to-start-your-business-without-banks-or-saving
Sloth claws are not—as in many other species—essentially long, hard fingernails, but are actually the sloth’s protruding finger bones http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170428-why-sloths-do-not-get-crusty-eyes-from-all-the-sleeping
Mediocre investment portfolio tested by crisis and aftermath: http://www.wisebread.com/how-one-mediocre-investor-prospered-after-the-market-crash my latest at Wise Bread
A pretty good look at the history of Republican tax cuts, in reference to Trump’s tax cut proposal (if a one-page description can be called such): http://ritholtz.com/2017/04/republican-tax-cut-myth/ by @BruceBartlett.
We would all be better off if everyone had paid more attention to Jimmy Carter when he was president. He’s still worth paying attention to now: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/losing-my-religion-for-equality-20090714-dk0v.html
After a long gap (years) Field Notes finally (as of about 6 weeks ago, but I just found it) once again has an RSS feed for their Dispatches.