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What Are a Hospital’s Costs? Utah System Is Trying to Learn

What Are a Hospital’s Costs? Utah System Is Trying to Learn | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
Most businesses know the cost of everything that goes into producing what they sell — essential information for setting prices. Medicine is different.
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Russia marks 60th anniversary of Stalin's death

Russia marks 60th anniversary of Stalin's death | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — Devotees of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, whose brutal purges killed millions of innocent citizens and made his name a byword for tot
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Swiss to vote on 2,500 franc basic income for every adult

Swiss to vote on 2,500 franc basic income for every adult | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
BERNE (Reuters) - Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign of growing public activism over pay inequality since the financial crisis.A grassroots
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Shut Up India!

Shut Up India! | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
About 25 years ago when India kicked off the economic reforms that ignited the national reconsideration roiling the nation today, many dreamt of turning their nation into another United States. But somewhere in the haste to achieve that, India has fa...
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Five ways to ruin an economy

Five ways to ruin an economy | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
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By Global Public Square staff

Some startling images caught our eye this week. A shopping free-for-all at a major electronics chain, the equivalent of America's Best Buy.
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Time lapse map of every nuclear explosion ever on Earth

Time lapse map of every nuclear explosion ever on Earth | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between ...
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The crash Oct. 29, 1929

The crash Oct. 29, 1929 | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
The bread lines didn't form overnight. The banks didn't buckle all at once. And no one, despite urban legend, is known to have jumped out of a window in sorrow over financial ruin.Instead, the worst...
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Should We Force Everyone to Vote?

Should We Force Everyone to Vote? | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
Is voting a right or a duty? Recent legislation and new studies open the debate once again.
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Proportional Representation vs. First-Past-The-Post

Proportional Representation vs. First-Past-The-Post | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
An examination of the advantages of using a Proportional Representation (PR) voting system over the first-past-the-post method used in countries such as the United States and Canada.
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228 Years Until Gender Equality! Go Canada!

228 Years Until Gender Equality! Go Canada! | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
Efforts to close Canada's gender gap are moving at a rate so slow, it could take Canadian women 228 years to catch up to men.
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It's Been A Bad Year For The Senate

It's Been A Bad Year For The Senate | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - It's been a rough year for Canada's upper house.Thursday's ouster of Sen.
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Facebook 'Like' Protected By First Amendment

Facebook 'Like' Protected By First Amendment | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court ruled this week that a Facebook "like" is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment. "Liking" something on the social media site is a "substantive statement" being made by a user, said the court, and it should have the same free speech protections as other modes of expression.
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Want a More Democratic Canada? Start By Getting Rid of the Archaic Senate

Want a More Democratic Canada? Start By Getting Rid of the Archaic Senate | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
The Liberals' strategy appears to focus on fanning the flames of controversy around past efforts to amend the constitution in order to bolster cynicism, in the hope Canadians will adopt the same defeatist attitude they have. This is a party paralyzed with fear of their own constitutional shadow.
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State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year Since Newtown

State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year Since Newtown | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
In the year since the school killings in Newtown, Conn., states have passed 109 gun-related bills. Of those, 70 loosened gun restrictions and 39 tightened them. A chart tracks their paths.
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Russia marks 60th anniversary of Stalin's death

Russia marks 60th anniversary of Stalin's death | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — Devotees of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, whose brutal purges killed millions of innocent citizens and made his name a byword for tot
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New Satellite Images Show Scale of North Korea's Repressive Prison Camps

New Satellite Images Show Scale of North Korea's Repressive Prison Camps | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
New Satellite Images Show Scale of North Korea's Repressive Prison Camps
New satellite images showing the on-going development of North Korea’s two largest political prison camps.
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China to Ease 1-Child Policy and Abolish Labor Camps

China to Ease 1-Child Policy and Abolish Labor Camps | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
China planned to ease a decades-old policy limiting couples to one child and abolish a much-criticized labor camp system, the ruling Communist Party said on Friday.
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The Weirdest, Oddest And Strangest Laws This Side Of Normal

The Weirdest, Oddest And Strangest Laws This Side Of Normal | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
It came as a shock to many when three ties during the recent municipal elections in two Alberta towns were decided with a draw from a hat.
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Five Steps to Restoring Democracy in Canada

Five Steps to Restoring Democracy in Canada | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
What is at the root of the tawdry Senate scandal that is sucking the oxygen out of what is left of Parliament?
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WATCH: 'This Is Our Fault'

WATCH: 'This Is Our Fault' | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
Rick Mercer is back to work — and wondering why so many politicians, seemingly, are not.
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What do senators do? Finding out proves difficult, if not impossible

What do senators do? Finding out proves difficult, if not impossible | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
After months of headlines about Canadian senators, 65 of them, almost two-thirds, chose to keep their activities for the month of September a secret. Here's what else W5 discovered about your senators.
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Vietnam arrests well-known blogger for criticism

Vietnam arrests well-known blogger for criticism | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY: SOCIAL 30 | Scoop.it
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested one of the country's best known bloggers for posting criticism of the communist government.
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