Opinion | Planning to Donate? Know What Your Dollar Buys

ImpactMatters is part of a two-decades-old movement to evaluate social programs. In October, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee of M.I.T. and Michael Kremer of Harvard were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. The Nobel committee said that the three “have considerably improved our efforts to fight global poverty” through their …

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Best Movies of 2019 – The New York Times

Manohla Dargis Cinema in the Age of Conglomerates Seen any good or great movies lately? If you are a film critic making a Top 10 list of the year’s best, your annual agony is never that there are not enough choices — just the opposite. About 800 new movies will …

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Hundreds of Thousands Are Losing Access to Food Stamps

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, brushing aside tens of thousands of protest letters, gave final approval on Wednesday to a rule that will remove nearly 700,000 people from the federal food-stamp program by strictly enforcing federal work requirements. The rule, which was proposed by the Department of Agriculture in February, …

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