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Renting is your best bet
on 20 Feb 2014
, 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...
America's doctors are overpaid
on 25 Feb 2013
, 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...
Core beliefs of economic right wingers
on 31 May 2014
, 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...
What caused the past, and current housing bubbles
on 6 Jan 2014
, 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,...
Tech workers want to leave Silicon Valley
on 29 Feb 2016
, 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...
83% of U.S. top science students are children of immigrants
on 14 Mar 2017
, 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 ...
Housing starts plummet
on 16 May 2013
, 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...
$10 minimum wage will lift 5 million out of poverty
on 2 Jan 2014
, 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...
Save money. Don't buy vitamins
on 20 Jul 2013
, 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...
Most people not doing well in todays economy
on 10 Sep 2014
, 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...
Our financial elite learned nothing from the housing bubble
on 17 Aug 2017
, 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...
A rising tide only lifts rich people's yachts
on 4 Oct 2014
, 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...
Bernie Sanders announces Medicare For All
on 26 Mar 2017
, 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.
The class war is widening on airplanes
on 18 Sep 2014
, 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...
illegal immigrants pay billions in taxes
on 2 Mar 2017
, latest 9 months ago http://www.eastbaytimes.com/20 In this file photo, participants in the â€œDay Without Immigrants,â€ hold the Mexican flag, while Mexica Yolotl, a traditional Aztec group of Mexico-Americans dancers and drummers from the Twin...
Occupied people have a right to exist
on 25 Jul 2014
, 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...