Jakub Bochenek

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We will all suffer in Michael Gove’s war on Europe’s judges

The idea apparently mooted by the justice secretary that a British bill of rights would be a replacement for the Human Rights Act is a fiction<p>Only a couple of days ago the justice secretary, Michael Gove, was champion and protector of human rights – a human rights knight, if you like: in a speech …

Rights & Freedoms

Human Rights Act abolition would shield soldiers from abuse claims

Abolition of the Human Rights Act will grant military personnel greater protection from legal claims against them for violating human rights overseas, according to leaked proposals to replace the European legislation with a British Bill of Rights.<p>A draft of the documents, obtained by the Sunday …

Focusing on the 'Word Gap' Is Harmful to Poor Students

Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids in school? Of late, one common explanation for this has been the “word gap,” or the idea that …

Education

Donald Trump is packing heat! 5 alarming reasons why the Second Amendment needs a major facelift

When this guy is walking around with a concealed glock, how comfortable can you really be?<p>Since the gun massacre in Oregon earlier this month, various GOP presidential hopefuls have been scrambling over each other to climb into bed with the gun lobby and firearm zealots.<p>Dr. Ben Carson suggested …

Guns

Jeb Bush Is Completely Wrong About the Voting Rights Act

At an event in Iowa today, Jeb Bush was asked whether he believed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) should be reauthorized by the Congress following the …

Government

Why You Need To Care About Illegal Fishing

<b>We live in an age of both rampant overfishing, which threatens to destroy the balance of life in our oceans, as well as widespread inequality that continues to divide the world's population.</b><p>The HuffPost video featured above demonstrates how overfishing is illegally depleting fishing stock and …

Education and Taxes Can't Even Out Inequality

Very often, proposals to even out income inequality advise one of two things: Expand people's access to education and/or raise the top tax rates. Yet …

Economist's View

The rich are different. They’re better investors

What if the rich get richer because they know how to invest their money more effectively? New research shows that this might be a factor behind the rise in inequality.<p>Different investors have different levels of sophistication. Why?<p>It might come from varying levels of education. For example, I know …