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Welcome to — April 19, 2012

Welcome to! What a surprise — Burned by its close ties to the NRA-backed gun law that’s associated with Treyvor Martin’s killing, ALEC has disbanded its task force responsible for the measure’s propagation, almost word for word, to multiple other states. But ALEC pressure to emasculate state budgets, often in the guise of supply-side economics, goes on. This type of pressure to choke vital public investments undermines our national future. … In the meantime, Jon Greenberg, partner in the new Citiscope global news service we hope to launch, writes on the issue of GDP versus measures aimed more at humans’ true happiness.