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Charts of the week: Fake news, middle-class income growth, and low youth voter turnout

By Fred Dews

Research Finds Humans Interbred with Four Extinct Hominin Species
Tuesday July 30, 2019

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The modern Homo Sapiens migrated from Africa, meeting and interbreeding with other species – four hominin according to the University of Adelaide, Australia. Of all these, only Neanderthals and Denisovans have been recorded so far, but the remaining two unnamed …

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Here is this week’s selection of charts, graphs, or maps from Brookings experts’ research.
In Brookings poll, 57 percent say they have seen fake news during the 2018 elections
In a poll commissioned by Brookings and overseen by Governance Studies Vice President and Director Darrell West, 57 percent of respondents said they have seen fake news during the 2018 elections. Nineteen percent believe it has influenced how they plan to vote. Seniors are more likely than younger people to say fake news has influenced them. Find out more data in the report.

Tim Peneliti UNS Kembangkan Ekstrak Spirulina untuk Bahan Baku Kosmetik
Thursday December 06, 2018

UNS – Pusat Penelitian Lingkungan Hidup Universitas Sebelas Maret (PPLH UNS) Surakarta bekerja sama dengan UKM Neoalgae, telah berhasil mengembangkan ekstrak spirulina sebagai bahan baku kosmetik dan suplemen. Spirulina diketahui mengandung fikosianin yang sangat baik untuk kecantikan dan kesehatan. “Dalam kosmetik, fikosianin berguna sebagai anti-aging, …

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Middle-class income growth lags behind the highest and lowest quintiles of earners
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 favored the well-off, and, according to the Tax Policy Center, its benefits will flow to the richest Americans by 2027. Isabel Sawhill and Christopher Pulliam note that from 1979-2014, incomes of the top 20 percent rose by 97 percent; incomes for the lowest 20 percent rose 69 percent; but incomes for the middle three quintiles is up only 42 percent over that period. Sawhill and Pulliam argue that in the new tax law and other policies, “the middle class has lost out. Tax cuts dressed up as help for the middle class should be labelled for what they are: welfare for the wealthy.”

How Pablo Escobar Single-Handedly Created the Hippo Crisis in Colombia
Tuesday December 11, 2018

  Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to Africa and their escape after Escobar’s death has left Colombia with an unexpected problem. Due to reproduction, there are now dozens …

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LOW-INCOME YOUNG VOTERS ARE LESS LIKELY TO VOTE THAN PEERS
In the U.S. 2016 election, voter turnout was 56 percent of eligible voters. Turnout is typically lower in midterm election years, and lower still for younger voters, those aged 18-20. And for this group, turnout is even lower in households with lower incomes.
Young voter turnout (Ages 18-28) for 2014 elections by state from households with below median family incomes

 
 

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