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The Happiest City in the U.S. Has a Secret
One thing this article is wrong about, I suppose: Boulder has plenty of guilt in it. Or at least it will until all the people capable of experiencing guilt have finished moving to Longmont, where they can still afford housing.
boulder  colorado  poverty  addiction  economics 
3 days ago by brennen
The Silicon Valley paradox: one in four people are at risk of hunger by Charlotte Simmonds
'...The region’s soaring rents and high cost-of-living means that even with a full-time job, putting food on the table hasn’t been simple. -- ... One in four people in Silicon Valley are at risk of hunger, researchers at the Second Harvest food bank have found. Using hundreds of community interviews and data modeling, a new study suggests that 26.8% of the population – almost 720,000 people – qualify as “food insecure” based on risk factors such as missing meals, relying on food banks or food stamps, borrowing money for food, or neglecting bills and rent in order to buy groceries. Nearly a quarter are families with children. -- “We call it the Silicon Valley paradox,” says Steve Brennan, the food bank’s marketing director. “As the economy gets better we seem to be serving more people.”' --
economics  land  rent 
3 days ago by adamcrowe
Infographic: Visualizing the Most Valuable Companies of All-Time
The East India trade company was (this claims) 10X the size of Apple today.
via:reddit  history  economics  datavisualization 
3 days ago by mcherm

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