For this weekend’s reading list we have a report on Marines recruiting at a LGBT community center the day after DADT repeal, a debunking of the conservative claim that regulations kill jobs, recommendations for the deficit super-committee, a look at the unjustness of college sports, and a profile of evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins.
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Marines Hit the Ground Running In Seeking Recruits at Gay Center – the story of Marine recruiters accepting an invitation from the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma one day after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell officially ended.
Do Regulations Really Kill Jobs Overall? Not So Much – debunking the conservative myth that regulations kill jobs. They do lead to some shifts in employment that we should work to address, but the overall impact on jobs is minimal.
Recommendations for the Special Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction – an in-depth report from the Center for American Progress on what the deficit super-committee should be trying to achieve and a proposal for how to achieve it. If you haven’t contacted the members of the committee yet to urge them to prioritize jobs creation, ask the wealthy to pay their fair share, and protect Medicare and Social Security beneficiaries, please do so – we’ve collected their contact info here.
The Shame of College Sports – a report on how college athletes make billions of dollars for their schools and corporate sponsors, yet receive no pay themselves.
A Knack for Bashing Orthodoxy – a profile of Richard Dawkins, a leading evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist.