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New Home Sales Down

Seasonally adjusted new home sales are down from last year. Unfortunately my basic premise is proving correct: the economy will never recover to what it was. 38 more words

Affordable Housing

Poor On Sale

We live in a world of barter and trade.

Selling souls of the future to survive today.

Gave away hopes and dreams for American Pie. 112 more words

Debt

Some thoughts on ‘four nations history’ and the history of sexuality

Some thoughts on ‘four nations history’ and the history of sexuality

This week, PhD Student Simon Jenkins considers the implications of a ‘four nations’ approach for our understanding of the history of sexuality.  834 more words

British History

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The Social Security trust fund does not hold any real economic assets that can be drawn down to pay future benefits.  That is an indisputable fact today, and it has been true ever since the 1983 payroll tax hike was enacted.  29 more words

Middle Class Dipshittiness in My Neighborhood

     While I’m primarily home during the humid-hellish months of summer, I do my best to escape on what little money I have. I’ll do anything — I’ll drive to a cafe and write, go to the library and find books on publishing, sit in the park for ten minutes before the melanoma and heat stroke set in, meander around a department store and pretend that security isn’t really following me…that sort of thing. 1,279 more words

"An Explosive Failure": Brownback 'Experiment' Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

When Louis Brandeis wrote in 1932 that a “single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country,” he was suggesting that state innovations might advance reform on the federal level. 687 more words

Republicans

Over half EU jobs will be replaced by robots

article here

I volunteer.
I will build them.

“This automation will primarily affect low-skill, low-wage jobs,” according to the study.

However, the study warns: “It is hard to predict how the jobs of 2014 will look in a decade or two and consequently it should be remembered that the estimates consider how many jobs as currently defined could be replaced by computers over this horizon.”

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