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Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens
Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.
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2 hours ago by bdwc
1025469.pdf - 20100036670.pdf
Error Cost Escalation Through the Project Life Cycle

A study was performed to determine the relative cost of fixing errors
discovered during various phases of a project life cycle.

(the rising costs of fixing defects in the later stages of the development lifecycle)
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2 days ago by jeffjensen
Lower core body temperature and greater body fat are components of a human thrifty phenotype. - PubMed - NCBI
Those who react with lower energy expenditure after fasting are more likely to become fatter with overfeeding.
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3 days ago by moose
Postexercise Glycogen Recovery and Exercise Performance is Not Significantly Different Between Fast Food and Sport Supplements. - PubMed - NCBI
Muscle biopsies were collected from the vastus lateralis at 0 and 4 hr post exercise. Blood samples were analyzed at 0, 30, 60, 120, 150, 180, and 240 min post exercise for insulin and glucose, with blood lipids analyzed at 0 and 240 min. A 20k time-trial (TT) was completed following the final muscle biopsy. There were no differences in the blood glucose and insulin responses. Similarly, rates of glycogen recovery were not different across the diets (6.9 ± 1.7 and 7.9 ± 2.4 mmol·kg w...
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3 days ago by dialtone
What makes someone wealthy, talent or luck? A new mathematical analysis weighs in | Big Think
It’s part of the American ethos, hard work pays off. We believe we live in a meritocracy, where anyone with the gumption, grit, and determination can make it, no matter what obstacles lie in their way.
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4 days ago by kogakure

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