The decline of American entrepreneurship — in five charts – The Washington Post

By many accounts, the American economy is roaring back. Hiring is accelerating, wages are rising and the labor force is growing. Confidence among business leaders regarding the year ahead is on the rise, too. via Pocket
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The Middle East as It Will Be – The American Interest

Every so often, one should stop ascribing blame and prescribing remedies and put down exactly what one thinks is likely to happen. As George Orwell observed, this can be a humbling experience, because our predictions so often reflect our hopes or fears rather than careful analysis. via Pocket
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Lessons From America’s War for the Greater Middle East // News // Notre Dame Magazine // University of Notre Dame

For well over 30 years now, the United States military has been intensively engaged in various quarters of the Islamic world. An end to that involvement is nowhere in sight. Tick off the countries in that region that U.S. via Pocket
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The Global Baby Bust | Foreign Affairs

You awaken to news of a morning traffic jam. Leaving home early for a doctor’s appointment, you nonetheless arrive too late to find parking. After waiting two hours for a 15-minute consultation, you wait again to have your prescription filled. via Pocket
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BEIJING — The Singapore government has deployed financial incentives and even Mentos mints to increase births. In Russia, more money in mothers’ pension accounts and “Conception Day,” with time off from work, have helped. via Pocket
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina’s gubernatorial race remains undecided 10 days after the Nov. 8 vote and new allegations by the Republican incumbent’s campaign about felons and dead people casting ballots could leave the outcome in limbo for weeks. via Pocket
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina’s gubernatorial race remains undecided 10 days after the Nov. 8 vote and new allegations by the Republican incumbent’s campaign about felons and dead people casting ballots could leave the outcome in limbo for weeks. via Pocket
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