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America's toughest commutes, charted

For many Americans, the morning and evening commutes are the worst parts of the day. Nationally, Americans travel about 25 minutes each way to work. 240 more words

Refining the Scope

In my last research post, Data Interpretation & Analysis, Options Emerge, I discussed anticipated challenges for data interpretation:

“Perhaps the most difficult task is to define ‘localization’ and determine how to measure and operationalize this variable. 250 more words

Public Policy

Trying to Read the ACS Content Tea Leaves (Good Luck With That)

By Terri Ann Lowenthal

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi to the way Congress deals with the census. One minute, lawmakers are trying to deep-six the Census Bureau’s signature American Community Survey (the modern day census “long form”). 828 more words

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Roanoke Alabama Has One Of The Worst Income Gaps In America

Well, the bad news just continues on for East Alabama.  And since I am having one of my worst days in a long time, let’s just bash East Alabama more, shall we?   411 more words

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Using Site Analysis Tools

.. tools that you can use for visually-based demographic-economic analysis and decision-making …
• how many of your existing/prospect client locations are in a custom defined geographic area — like 10 miles from a store location? 952 more words

Research Says - Most Artists Who Make A Living From Their Work Are White

Duh! and No shit! were the first thoughts that came to mind when I saw this article heading. This really isn’t shocking or surprising. The research revealed interesting numbers, I suppose, but it really just makes me more depressed.

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In the election fight between environmentalists and oil money, this Texas town went green

Does the fracking law voted in by a small Texas city ban a dangerous, environmentally debilitating engineering practice, or cripple the industry responsible for the biggest increases in middle-class American wealth in the past few years? 225 more words