Tag: Population

Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The New York Times investigated how Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, used her wealth to sow the seeds of the modern anti-immigration movement — and of Trump administration […]

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What’s Wrong With the Global Economy?

Global markets were seized by fear last week that trade wars were slowing growth in Germany, China and the United States. But the story here is bigger than President Trump and his tariffs. The postwar miracle is over. Since the financial crisis of 2008, the world economy has been struggling against four headwinds: deglobalization of […]

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In Her Own Words: The Woman Who Bankrolled the Anti-Immigration Movement

Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, was far and away the most important donor to the modern anti-immigration movement during her lifetime. Now, more than a decade after her death, her money still funds the leading organizations fighting to reduce migration. Her Colcom Foundation has poured $180 million […]

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Why a Banking Heiress Spent Her Fortune on Keeping Immigrants Out

#tanton-may-diagram #interactive-leadin, #colcom-connections #interactive-leadin, #colcom-givings-category .g-asset-leadin { font-size:22px; line-height:29px; font-family: nyt-cheltenham,georgia,’times new roman’,times,serif; max-width:600px; margin:3rem auto 3rem; text-align:left !important; font-weight:700; color:black; } .g-caption_heading { display: none !important; } She was an heiress without a cause — an indifferent student, an unhappy young bride, a miscast socialite. Her most enduring passion was for birds. But Cordelia […]

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With No Boys Born in Nearly 10 Years, a Polish Village Finds Fame in Its Missing Males

MIEJSCE ODRZANSKIE, Poland — The mayor is offering a reward for the missing. Scientists want to investigate their absence. And television crews have come searching for answers about a small Polish village’s strange population anomaly. No boy has been born there in almost a decade. The detail first attracted the attention of the Polish news […]

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The Long History of the U.S. Government Asking Americans Whether They Are Citizens

When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross ordered the Census Bureau to attach a question on citizenship to the 2020 census, the first argument he used to back up his decision was also the simplest: We’ve always asked. The question has been “a longstanding historical practice,” he wrote, “asked in some form or another for nearly 200 […]

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A 72-Foot Spire and a 116-Year-Old Tradition in Need of a Few Brooklyn Hipsters

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Seven men — three generations of Brooklyn-bred Italian-Americans — climbed up and down a 72-foot tall aluminum spire as they hoisted a statue of San Paolino, an Italian saint, by rope and pulley to the very top. “I haven’t […]

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As Fresh Water Grows Scarcer, It Could Become a Good Investment

Water is easy to take for granted. It falls from the sky, and, though it’s vital, we sometimes treat it as if it’s worthless. How often have you seen sprinklers running in the rain? Yet the prospect of shortages in the years ahead could make water a precious commodity. That represents an opportunity for investors. […]

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Trump Vows to Move Forward With Citizenship Question on Census

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that the Commerce Department is “absolutely moving forward” with plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, contradicting statements made by his Department of Justice and Wilbur Ross, the Commerce secretary, and calling reports based on them “fake.” It was the second time in two days […]

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Hacking, Glitches, Disinformation: Why Experts Are Worried About the 2020 Census

In the run-up to the 2020 census, the government has embraced technology as never before, hoping to halt the ballooning cost of the decennial head count. For the first time, households will have the option of responding online, and field workers going door to door will be equipped with smartphones to log the information they […]

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People Who Can’t Vote Still Count Politically in America. What if That Changes?

Three years ago, before the Trump administration moved to add a citizenship question to the census, and before many experts even imagined what that might mean, the Supreme Court considered a case that raised a related question. Two Texas voters had sued the state, saying their votes were diluted by a state redistricting map that […]

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The Census Citizenship Question Is ‘a Great Way to Undercount Latinos’

CERES, Calif. — Last weekend, 3,000 miles west of the marble edifices of the nation’s capital, Cindy Quezada, the field research leader for the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project, was wending her way past false-eyelash vendors, mountains of chiles and peanuts, bright jumbles of farm-worker bandannas and triumphal displays of booty-lifting jeans. She and […]

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Fight Over Census Documents Centers on Motive for a Citizenship Question

The fight between Congress and President Trump over census documents revolves around one crucial issue: discerning the true motive of the Trump administration when it made a historic decision to ask all residents in the country if they were an American citizen. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, has long claimed that […]

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Looks Like the Trump Administration Lied About the Census

A trove of documents brought to the attention of the Supreme Court on Thursday makes it hard to see the Trump administration’s efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census as anything but a partisan power grab. The court will decide before the end of June whether Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, was […]

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