When they're not giving tax cuts to the super wealthy, Republicans spend their time denying help to those in need. Their latest 'fuck you' is a smothering layer of red tape for Americans who rely on food stamps. Recipients already have to work, or train for work, and they must prove their compliance twice a year. As the Post's Catherine Rampell explains, Republicans now want them to "prove and re-prove their eligibility every month. Miss a single month, and... they could be locked out of the system for an entire year."

As a result, "If a restaurant cuts a single mom's hours one week because business is slow, or she has to miss a few days because her child care fell through, she could lose food assistance for an entire year."

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Analysis of MMORPG play as economic activity

Play Time: Principles of MMORPG Asymmetric Trade

I haven't finished revising this yet. The organization and formatting requirements look fairly challenging, so this may take a while. Sorry!