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the reagan revolution

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It seems that you can look at a chart of almost anything and right around 1981 or soon after you’ll see the chart make a sharp change in direction, and probably not in a good way

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19/06/2010 at 8:07 pm

Posted in economy, politics

terrible beauty

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17/06/2010 at 4:59 am

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stuck

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Between 2005 and 2009 the number of home owners who moved plummeted.

For a huge number of people who bought houses in the last 5 years, the choice is
1) Come up with a ton of cash to pay off the difference between what they owe on their house and what it is worth
2) Ruin their credit
3) Stay put and keep paying on a house that is worth less and less every year

Written by geek

16/06/2010 at 12:40 am

Posted in economy

factoid of the day

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More people in their 20s are also living with their parents. About one-fourth of 25-year-old white men lived at home in 2007 — before the latest recession — compared with one-fifth in 2000 and less than one-eighth in 1970.

Long Road to Adulthood Is Growing Even Longer

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13/06/2010 at 7:49 pm

Posted in economy

100 years of propaganda

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A century’s worth of political poster art.

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13/06/2010 at 7:40 pm

Posted in art, politics

still

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The war in Afghanistan still sucks.

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13/06/2010 at 4:56 pm

pop, soda or coke?

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Map of generic soft drink names by county.

Written by geek

12/06/2010 at 3:31 am

Posted in interesting