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.

Tweet of the day:

Nick Cassella

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