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Obviously STEM subjects are not a strength of journalists. Just looking at the article it is obvious that the numbers are skewed by large urban areas. LA, SF, NY likely are where most of the house price growth is occurring.

The decreases in home ownership rates, most importantly deteriorates the ability of families to create generational wealth.
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The racial and gender pay gaps are real, but we can't fix the problem without a clearer understanding of the data.

For example, my wife has a higher level of education than I do, but she works in education while I work in technology. The pay difference is significant. Is it bias or choice in career?

I'd like to see this data crunched by region, degree, school earned from, current job, length of employment. Etc... I don't want to see comparison between unlike jobs.

Government jobs are easy because they often pay based on degree level and years of service. While that mainly punishes women who take time off to raise children there is no overt discrimination.

The issue of IT is it is mostly merit based, but there are few non-asian minorities and women in the field. And these have been some of the highest paying feilds for three decades.

We obviously have the data to come up with solutions, some of which will take decades to show results, but we are advancing the separation instead of using the data to fix the issue.
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I know this is kind of a troll piece, but I find it ironic how rich people want to go somewhere else, while the US is the #1 destination country for all kinds of immigrants. And of course Canadian actors.
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I say good riddance then. 
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Overqualified? Fear he'd leave when walk up tech support got nasty? Doubt he needed the money.

If he was just looking for something to do joining an open source project could fit the bill. If he was looking for human interaction, volunteer work at a library or school is a good option.

I wouldn't put age discrimination off the table, but retail tech support isn't the same skillset as porting an OS from one architecture to another. The ability to fix friends and family IT issues isn't a qualifier for scripted, fast turnover, sales oriented tech support.
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I know. Worked retail for a few years. 1st level help desk facing a customer has to be nasty.
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Used the term "useless class". Billions of people with no economic function because of robotics and AI. I hope we can find a way to feed, shelter, and most importantly give them meaning during their lives.

The Guardian: Yuval Noah Harari: ‘We are quickly acquiring powers that were always thought to be divine’ http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwvdi7ri0
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The death of journalism. Last reporters based on Fleet Street laid off. Maybe some independent bloggers can set up in a coffee shop.
After 300 years, Fleet Street, the London thoroughfare home to dozens of newspapers and thousands of reporters, becomes a tourist stop
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100,000 NASCAR fans coming to Charlotte in two weeks. Hope its fixed in time.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte is among the places damaged during violent protests over the police shooting of a black man this week.
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The US economy for individuals has been stuck in neutral sense 2008. After the drop from the recession income has been flat, stuck at 1990's levels. No wonder most people feel like they are treading water.

They changed the questions in 2013 so the data has started to look more positive, so an odd gap in most charts. I don't care who you blame for the issue. Just sharing the results from our leadership the last eight years.

The Guardian: Why the US economy is crucial to the election – in six charts. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwnvHU_i0
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The key is having a strong middle 60% of the population. All their needs should be met without government assistance. The problem is the 2nd quintile has moved from being the solid lower middle class to the fragile working poor. 
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Hillary is inferring that Russia is influencing the election. Trump is hinting at voter fraud. Two very unpopular candidates undermining the integrity of our elections. It is likely that Johnson and Stein will strip off at least 10% of the vote, and with low voter turnout (I think at least 20% can't figure out who is worse), the "winning" candidate will have been voted against by the majority of the people. With the "loser" claiming fraud.
Federal officials have also expressed concern that hackers – including those said to be working for Russia – may try to interfere with the US presidential election.
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South Carolina is ranked 14 on ESPN recruiting table. While more clickbait than accurate, who gets the best players wins.

The problem is in the next 4 years SC plays teams currently ranked 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 23.

Last year they were 27th with 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20 and 24 on the schedule.

They have to recruit at a high level just to maintain a level of parity. 
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The burka, when a nation forces women to wear it, is a symbol of oppression. We see stories, even in the West, of women who choose not to wear it being honor killed. While banning it is clear suppression of religious freedom, it is hard to cheer for the burka. It is an interpretation of religious text to continue the oppression of women in far too many places.

How people around the world are saying no to France's burkini ban
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From nuns to motorkinis, how are people around the world reacting to France's burkini ban?
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When two fundamental rights come into conflict.
A coalition of 25 LGBT rights groups are urging the Big 12 not to admit Brigham Young University as a new member, citing the school's policies against homosexual behavior.
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Now that we are letting our sports leagues tell us who can play and where people use the restroom, you think we might be able to ask them to clean up their own acts?
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Walked in on a Saturday and first thing out of mouth was they were closing in 10 minutes. Model trains are an expensive hobby and I like to support local shops when I travel. Guess they do well enough not to care.
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