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Renting is your best bet
by tovarichpeter in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   200 comments, latest 3 years ago
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...
Inequality is a bitch
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   177 comments, latest 2 years ago
America's doctors are overpaid
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   153 comments, latest 4 years ago
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...
We are doomed without a wealth tax
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (4)   149 comments, latest 2 years ago
Trump has already lied more than any other president
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (5)   146 comments, latest 2 weeks ago
Core beliefs of economic right wingers
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (4)   142 comments, latest 3 years ago
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
by tovarichpeter in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   141 comments, latest 3 years ago
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,...
83% of U.S. top science students are children of immigrants
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   140 comments, latest 1 week ago
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Tech workers want to leave Silicon Valley
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   133 comments, latest 1 year ago
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...
Housing starts plummet
by tovarichpeter in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   125 comments, latest 4 years ago
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
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   123 comments, latest 3 years ago
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
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   120 comments, latest 3 years ago
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
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   111 comments, latest 2 years ago
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...
A rising tide only lifts rich people's yachts
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   97 comments, latest 2 years ago
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...
Cops threaten to jail lawyer who videoed them
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   97 comments, latest 1 week ago
A Wilmington police officer is shown on video instructing a citizen who was pulled over for a traffic stop that he is not allowed to record the interaction due...
Why we need a strong minimum wage - Graph
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   94 comments, latest 3 years ago
What Second Amendment Rights?
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   93 comments, latest 4 years ago
illegal immigrants pay billions in taxes
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (4)   93 comments, latest 2 weeks ago
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...
The class war is widening on airplanes
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   91 comments, latest 2 years ago
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...
Occupied people have a right to exist
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   88 comments, latest 2 years ago
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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