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Renting is your best bet (latimes.com)
by tovarichpeter in #housing on 20 Feb 2014  190 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.latimes.com/busines It’s now cheaper to rent than own. Across a large swath of Southern California, owning a house has become less attractive financially in the wake of rapid home price...

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Inequality is a bitch (nytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 8 Aug 2014  170 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08

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America's doctors are overpaid (slate.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 25 Feb 2013  153 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.slate.com/articles/ American health care costs a lot because the prices Americans pay for health care services are very high. And hospitals charge those high prices for the same reason any...

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We are doomed without a wealth tax (mail.google.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 9 Oct 2014  149 comments, latest 3 years ago
https://mail.google.com/mail/#

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Core beliefs of economic right wingers (organizedwealth.us)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 31 May 2014  138 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.organizedwealth.us/ The Right believes that anyone who does not succeed or prosper in the system lacks the necessary self-discipline, or was born with the wrong genes. There are no flaws...

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What caused the past, and current housing bubbles (cepr.net)
by tovarichpeter in #housing on 6 Jan 2014  137 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/ Wallison wants to blame the bubble on government policy of promoting homeownership. There certainly has been a problem of a housing policy that is far too tilted toward homeownership,...

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Tech workers want to leave Silicon Valley (qz.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 29 Feb 2016  134 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://qz.com/627414/tech-work A growing number of engineers and tech workers from the San Francisco Bay Area are looking to leave Silicon Valley for burgeoning tech hubs such as Austin, Texas, and...

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83% of U.S. top science students are children of immigrants (forbes.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 14 Mar 2017  134 comments, latest 8 months ago
https://www.forbes.com/sites/s The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. Loading ... Loading ...

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Trump has already lied more than any other president (nytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 3 Mar 2017  132 comments, latest 8 months ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0

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Housing starts plummet (finance.yahoo.com)
by tovarichpeter in #housing on 16 May 2013  125 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ Reuters) - Ground-breaking for new U.S. homes plummeted more than expected in April from an almost five-year high, but applications to build new homes shows the housing sector could...

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$10 minimum wage will lift 5 million out of poverty (huffingtonpost.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 2 Jan 2014  121 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Monday from University of Massachusetts-Amherst economist Arindrajit Dube finds. That would bring about 4.6 million people out of poverty directly and reduce the ranks of the nation's poor by...

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Save money. Don't buy vitamins (theatlantic.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 20 Jul 2013  120 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.theatlantic.com/hea Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and...

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Most people not doing well in todays economy (cepr.net)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 10 Sep 2014  100 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/ Fed's new Survey of Consumer Finance. The item that many may find surprising is that median wealth was lower in 2013 than it was in 2010 is spite of...

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Our financial elite learned nothing from the housing bubble (cepr.net)
by tovarichpeter in #housing on 17 Aug 2017  96 comments, latest 20 days ago
http://cepr.net/publications/o BLOGS Ten Years After Financial Crisis Our Elites Have Learned Nothing Dean BakerTruthout, August 14, 2017See article on original siteLast week, I heard BBC announce the 10th anniversary of...

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A rising tide only lifts rich people's yachts (salon.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 4 Oct 2014  95 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/0 For a long time, the right has argued that we shouldnt worry about inequality because the true concern is the reduction of poverty. Conservatives also maintained that higher levels...

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Bernie Sanders announces Medicare For All (huffingtonpost.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 26 Mar 2017  91 comments, latest 8 months ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms.

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What Second Amendment Rights? (newyorker.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 18 Dec 2012  89 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.newyorker.com/onlin

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The class war is widening on airplanes (economist.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 18 Sep 2014  88 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.economist.com/news/ Miami and Paris, after one annexed the sliver of territory they shared by reclining his seat. It was one of three such incidents within a fortnight which led to...

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illegal immigrants pay billions in taxes (eastbaytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 2 Mar 2017  88 comments, latest 9 months ago
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/20 In this file photo, participants in the “Day Without Immigrants,” hold the Mexican flag, while Mexica Yolotl, a traditional Aztec group of Mexico-Americans dancers and drummers from the Twin...

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Occupied people have a right to exist (theguardian.com)
by tovarichpeter in #misc on 25 Jul 2014  87 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.theguardian.com/com For the third time in five years, the worlds fourth largest military power has launched a full-scale armed onslaught on one of its most deprived and overcrowded territories. Since...
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