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Filthy rich spottings: Steve Mnuchin and his honeymoon

From 538 Significant Digits: $25,000 per hour Hourly cost of the U.S. Air Force jet that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, independently wealthy from his time at Goldman Sachs, asked the government to use to fly him to his honeymoon in … Continue reading

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GOP: let’s make our highways demolition derbies!

From 538 Significant Digits, a killer reminder of one big thing we expect government to do for us: establish safety standards. You know, like… 25,000 vehicles The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation that forbids states from blocking self-driving … Continue reading

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Tort lawsuits over civil wrongs are on decline? Not for long

From 538 Significant Digits: 2 in 1,000 A new analysis finds that tort lawsuits — the ones over civil wrongs that cause someone loss or harm, such as suits over medical malpractice and car accidents — are on the decline, … Continue reading

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