The Daily Populous

Friday December 13rd, 2019 morning edition

image for A $280 college textbook busts budgets, but Harvard author Gregory Mankiw defends royalties

Gregory Mankiw.JPG. Gregory Mankiw, author of the popular "Principles of Economics," appears before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee in 2004, when he was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

College students and professors complain about the textbook's $280 price tag, but the Harvard University economist maintains he earns his royalties.

The book, in its seventh edition with a million copies sold, was written by Gregory Mankiw.

The Harvard University economics-department chairman advised presidential candidate Mitt Romney and headed the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush.

Mankiw's royalties on this book alone may exceed $42 million, supplemented by revenues from several other textbooks.

Dense serves on an Oregon committee finding ways to curb course-material costs, given that college textbook prices climbed by 812 percent from 1978 to 2012.

The PSU instructor said Mankiw commands a "textbook empire," churning out multiple books and editions on macroeconomics and microeconomics. »

Election results 2019: Latest as Conservatives win large majority

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BBC Radio 5 Live reporter Nick Garnett has been speaking to people at the town's bus station as they head to work.

Bev says she is “shocked and flabbergasted” that the seat has gone Conservative – “especially with the way Leigh is at the moment... it's not good.

Debbie voted Conservative: “To be honest I didn’t think Jeremy Corbyn could do what he said he do. »

MLB, union agree to opioid testing; marijuana removed as 'drug of abuse'

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SAN DIEGO -- Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine, but only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline.

In addition, suspensions for marijuana use will be dropped from the minor league drug program.

Halem said the big league and minor league programs will treat marijuana use the same way going forward. »

Astronomers find 19 more galaxies missing their dark matter

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In the late 1970s, astronomers Vera Rubin and Kent Ford of the Carnegie Institution observed our most well-known galactic neighbor: the Andromeda galaxy.

In this simulation, the galaxy on the left shows what rotation would look like without the effects of dark matter, while the right shows rotation with dark matter.

"We thought that every galaxy had dark matter and that dark matter is how a galaxy begins," van Dokkum said in a press release after the discovery. »

Millennials Are Leaving Religion And Not Coming Back

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But there’s mounting evidence that today’s younger generations may be leaving religion for good.

But now many millennials have spouses, children and mortgages — and there’s little evidence of a corresponding surge in religious interest.

Millennials may be the symbols of a broader societal shift away from religion, but they didn’t start it on their own. »