Daily Clips: October 11th, 2016

Great headline: President Obama promised to fight corporate concentration. Eight years later, the airline industry is dominated by just four companies.

While the price of fuel – one of airlines’ biggest expenses – has plummeted by as much as 70 percent in the last two years, the industry has kept most of those savings for itself. Fares went down by just 4 percent in 2015 as U.S. airlines made record profits of nearly $26 billion. That’s in contrast to Europe, where the industry is significantly less concentrated and there is intense competition.

Nearly 90% of NJ children tried as adults since 2011 were black or Latino: …liberty and justice for all.

Buffett calls Trump’s bluff and releases his tax data: Warren is the man.

British journalist has no clue why we tolerate gun violence: Gary Younge has written a book that takes a “subtle yet searing condemnation of US gun culture.” This sentence from the author, in particular, moved me: The US is a wealthy nation that has “settled, legislatively at least, on a pain threshold that is morally unacceptable.”

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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.