Daily Clips: August 16th, 2016

“News is a misleading way to understand the world”: So says Steven Pinker in a recent interview with Vox, which more or less paraphrases his sensational book, The Better Angels of Our Nature. In it, Pinker argues that never before has human violence been less prevalent in our society.

Ryan seeks to restore GOP’s elite-focused agenda: The speaker’s populist messaging can’t hide the true reality of his extractive, trickle-down policies.

Trump may cost the GOP a generation of voters: Oh, boo hoo.

Should we be concerned about the fall in money velocity?

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.