For this weekend’s reading list, we have ALEC’s attack on climate change education, the story of prisoners with dementia, a debunking of the conservative myth that affordable housing legislation caused the mortgage crisis, the importance of the Supreme Court ObamaCare case on future societal reform, and the big money behind the education “reform” movement.
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How ALEC Is Destroying the Teaching of Climate Change Science, One State at a Time – a report on how the American Legislative Exchange Council has gotten laws undermining climate change science passed in Louisiana, Texas, South Dakota, and Tennessee, and is working to do the same in more states.
Life, With Dementia – a report on how our nation’s aging prison population is requiring prison systems to increasingly deal with diseases that are prevalent in older age, such as dementia. Some prison systems are putting other prisoners in charge of taking care of the inmates who have dementia.
Did Affordable Housing Legislation Contribute to the Subprime Securities Boom? – a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis debunking the conservative myth that the Community Reinvestment Act and other efforts to promote affordable home ownership somehow caused the subprime mortgage crisis.
Health-Care Reform: Collective Solutions and the Individualist Tantrum – At stake in the recent Supreme Court arguments regarding ObamaCare is not just health care reform, but also whether we are going to be able to continue crafting large collective solutions to large collective problems.
Hired Guns on Astroturf: How to Buy and Sell School Reform – an accounting of the education “reform” movement and the large moneyed interests behind it.