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transit blogs
http://pedestrianobservations.wordpress.com/
http://www.humantransit.org/

econ blogs
http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox.html -- Matt Yglesias. Someone suggested he was what I was looking for, in terms of economically-informed, market-friendly but not -fellating, liberals. Someone was right!

"Dr Laura Agustín on Migration, Trafficking and Sex"
http://www.lauraagustin.com/

Decline of US "assault deaths" and comparison to other countries, don't know how homicides are different. http://crookedtimber.org/2012/07/20/america-is-a-violent-country/ The curve seems overly smoothed IMO, wiping out a 1990s peak, though this doesn't change the long trend.

Map of causes of death http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/top-15-causes-of-death
The "accidents" map is particularly interesting.

Tokyo as "libertarian" society, without much commons http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/do-property-rights-increase-freedom.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/07/big-campaign-spending-government-by-the-1/259599/
A tiny number of Americans -- .26 percent -- give more than $200 to a
congressional campaign. .05 percent give the maximum amount to any
congressional candidate. .01 percent give more than $10,000 in any
election cycle. And .000063 percent -- 196 Americans -- have given more
than 80 percent of the super-PAC money spent in the presidential
elections so far.

The "ultra-rich" of 1955
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/job-creators-of-1955/

LA takes lead in transit attitudes http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/07/6192057/what-new-york-city-can-learn-los-angeles-about-transit-biz?politics-bucket-headline

Oprah visits India
http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/you-still-eat-with-your-hands-oprahs-magical-mystery-tour-of-india-385494.html

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