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Friday October 29th, 2021 evening edition

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The study, published in the journal Social Forces, also found that the additional funding had little impact on child-related expenditures of high-income parents.

For the study, WSU sociologist Mariana Amorim analyzed spending by recipients of the Alaska Permanent Fund payments.

Funded by state oil revenues, the fund is the closest program in the United States to a universal basic income.

The findings contradict a common argument in the U.S. that poor parents cannot be trusted to receive cash to use however they want, said Amorim.

She compared those spending patterns to those of parents in the continental U.S. who did not get the payouts.

“We know that with their normal income, high-income parents do spend a lot on their children,” said Amorim.

“High-income Alaskan parents may be saving a lot of the money from payouts, and that’s why we don’t see spikes in current spending. »

Amazon Games’ New World Has Lost Almost 70% Of Its Players

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Amazon Games’ New World Has Lost Almost 70% Of Its Players Amazon Games' MMORPG is down by almost 600,000 concurrent players in under a month.

Still, Amazon Games Studios is trying to keep the game fresh by adding in new content every now and then.

While it’s unsure if this is a game issue or not, it’s definitely a concern for players playing New World. »

Exxon CEO accused of lying about climate science to congressional panel

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The chief executive of ExxonMobil, Darren Woods, was accused of lying to Congress on Thursday after he denied that the company covered up its own research about oil’s contribution to the climate crisis.

“There is a clear conflict between what Exxon CEO told the public and what Exxon scientists were warning privately for years,” she said.

In a hearing meant to focus on climate misinformation, several Republican members openly questioned the urgency of the climate crisis. »

The Fall and Rise of Techno-Globalism

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That rhetoric may sound familiar enough from four countries meeting to champion a “free, open, rules-based order.”

Almost from its inception, idealists saw in the Internet the radical potential to help bridge divides among people.

The democratic countries where techno-globalists were once unrestrained in their advocacy of an open Internet now have become preoccupied with technology’s risks. »

With latest payout, Arizona sheriff has cost taxpayers $100M

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Nearly five years after Arpaio was voted out as sheriff of Arizona's most populous county, taxpayers are covering one of the last major bills from the thousands of lawsuits the lawman's headline-grabbing tactics inspired.

His influence in Republican circles grew when he launched immigration crackdowns, something long seen as the duty of federal authorities. »