Daily Clips: October 5th, 2016

IMF slashes growth forecast for US in 2016:

The world’s largest economy grew by just 1.4% between April and June compared to the same period last year, according to U.S. government data. The performance was well below economist expectations.

A philosophy for the propertied: An excellent thought piece from Jacobin on libertarianism. It is a must-read for those interested in political philosophy.

How to build a Democratic majority that lasts: This author pleads (correctly) for Dems “to spend campaign money on mobilization, not TV ads.” Will they do that? Of course not.

Marijuana could be legal to a fifth of America after November: I am guessing that marijuana becomes legal in all fifty states in the next eight years. In fact, I bet that if Hillary Clinton wins in 2016, that she’ll support legal marijuana in 2020.

Gun safety ballot initiatives eye a clean sweep in 2016: Citizens of Washington, Maine, and Nevada will all have an opportunity to defeat the NRA this November. And at this point, they look the gun responsibility movement will be a massive winner of 2016.

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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.