Kakistocracy

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Southern California home sales plunge 20% in December to the lowest pace in 11 years (cnbc.com)
by Kakistocracy on 30 Jan 2019  64 comments, latest 4 days ago
Home sales in the region fell 20.3 percent year over year in December, according to CoreLogic. That is the lowest December sales pace since 2007.From November to December, sales of...

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Infrastructure Plan Is Dominated by Profits for Wall Street (wolfstreet.com)
by Kakistocracy on 21 Feb 2018  5 comments, latest a year ago
About two years, we came across an article discussing infrastructure in a relatively obscure engineering journal. The authors of the piece were Wilbur Ross, now Commerce Secretary in the Trump...

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Some people choose tiny houses to save money, but they might not always be the bargain you'd expect (businessinsider.com)
by Kakistocracy on 27 Feb 2019  6 comments, latest 25 days ago
Tiny houses can cost as little as $8,000 and as much as $150,000 — lower than the median US home listing price — but is the cost worth it? Tiny...

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This is the best (and simplest) world map of religions (bigthink.com)
by Kakistocracy on 21 Mar 2019  8 comments, latest 3 days ago
Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions. •At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world...

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The rise and fall of Clintonism. (thenation.com)
by Kakistocracy on 20 Feb 2018  6 comments, latest a year ago
Two new books help fill in the details of the rise and fall of Clintonian economics and politics: Bill Clinton, a short biography by Michael Tomasky, and Shattered, a narrative...

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US Treasury Posts Gigantic $1.16 Trillion Shortfall in Fiscal 2017, Hilariously Points out “Where We Are Headed” (wolfstreet.com)
by Kakistocracy on 20 Feb 2018  42 comments, latest a year ago
If a tree fell in a forest and nobody heard it, did it really make a sound?” asks our favorite fiscal gadfly and Director of Research at Truth in Accounting,...

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Time-Lapse Photo Of Planes Taking Off At LAX (purephoto.com)
by Kakistocracy on 6 Feb 2019  2 comments, latest 2 months ago
Architectural photographer and aviation geek Michael Kelley decided, one smog-free Sunday morning, to spend the day photographing the action at LAX. Perched on top of the hill at Clutter's Park...

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Middle Class Dads Freak Out About Trump Tax Hike and How To Find Out What Tax Bracket You're In (yahoo.com)
by Kakistocracy on 8 Feb 2019  57 comments, latest a month ago
It’s February which means it’s officially everyone’s favorite time of year: tax season! And while most of us will be putting off tracking down our W-2’s until early April, some...

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Authorities seize record-setting 1.7 tons of meth worth $1.29B at LA port - if we only had a "wall" to stop these drugs - the wall will fix it all - not (wfin.com)
by Kakistocracy on 8 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 2 months ago
U.S. Customs and Border Protection(LOS ANGELES) — A joint drug bust between Australian and U.S. authorities in mid-January resulted in a record 1.7 tons of methamphetamine being seized at Los...

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Moody's: Mortgage delinquencies are set to rise (housingwire.com)
by Kakistocracy on 13 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest a month ago
Loosening underwriting standards and slowing home price growth will play a roleLoan delinquencies for household debt have remained consistent over the past year, but Moody’s Investors Service predicts this is...

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Big businesses promised wage hikes from Trump's tax cuts. What actually happened? (nbcnews.com)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  7 comments, latest a month ago
Corporations are using savings from the 2017 tax law to continue to buy back billions in stock after trumpeting employee bonuses and benefitsSIDNEY, Ohio — Toward the end of last...

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Entrepeneur Gary Vaynerchuk says homeownership is Bull Shit - real estate agents nationwide come unhinged...
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest a month ago
Industry interweb locales were on fire this past week when Gary Vaynerchuk – a sought-after motivational speaker, best-selling author and respected tech entrepreneur – slammed homeownership in a podcast interview...

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London’s property ‘flippers’ forced to sell at a loss (ft.com)
by Kakistocracy on 20 Feb 2019  Posted a month ago
A growing number of investors who bought new homes to sell on for a profit have got their fingers burnt In Earls Court, west London, there is a flat that...

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This Map Lets You Plug in Your Address to See How It’s Changed Over the Past 750 Million Years (smithsonianmag.com)
by Kakistocracy on 26 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest a month ago
The interactive tool enables users to hone in on a specific location and visualize how it has evolved between the Cryogenian Period and the presentSome 240 million years ago, the...

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How much longer will the middle class politely tolerate its own destruction? (straightlinelogic.com)
by Kakistocracy on 9 Mar 2019  11 comments, latest 15 days ago
A middle class that outnumbers the combined poor and aristocracy is a relatively new phenomenon, dating back to around 1900. The rise of the middle class was the result of...

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Largest cocaine seizure in New York in a quarter century found in crates of fruit - now if we only had a wall...... (abc11.com)
by Kakistocracy on 12 Mar 2019  22 comments, latest 11 days ago
The crates said dried fruit from Colombia. There was no indication that they were holding tens of millions of dollars' worth of cocaine but that is what federal agents said...

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Microsoft proves the critics right: We’re heading toward a Chrome-only Web (arstechnica.com)
by Kakistocracy on 12 Mar 2019  2 comments, latest 12 days ago
Even though Skype for Web seems to work in Firefox, Microsoft won't let you use it.One of the greatest fears when Microsoft announced that it was ditching its EdgeHTML rendering...

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Mr. MAGA and the End of Western Civilization (unz.com)
by Kakistocracy on 15 Mar 2019  38 comments, latest 7 days ago
Folks in the West are taught that their civilization has its roots in ancient Rome and/or ancient Greece. This is more a case of self-aggrandizement than serious historical research. While...

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A 21 step guide to a horrible retirement (marketwatch.com)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Mar 2019  123 comments, latest 5 days ago
There’s an abundance of advice on how to plan for retirement. Oh, it’s good advice. But it’s also a bit complicated, often requires discipline and always necessitates actually doing something.And...

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Economics helps explain why suicide is more common among Protestants (aeon.co)
by Kakistocracy on 19 Jan 2019  2 comments, latest 2 months ago
Protestantism is good for some people and bad for others. At least that is the conclusion if we are to judge by the stark matters of life, or death, and...
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