The irony that exurban enclaves don’t have cable http://www.startribune.com/a-disconnect-money-can-t-buy-you-broadband-in-wealthy-exurbs/336666211/ Is low density life in the exurbs really “enclave-ish”? There’s a few little river communities over here…. Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, St. Croix Beach, St. Mary’s Point… Lakeland, across from Hudson, is the one that most resembles a ‘village’, I live there… but none of the little river villages have this no broadband problem. We have actual ‘neighborhoods’ through which it was cost viable to string cable. Anywho, I don’t get the plight there in the greater township. Seems to me these horse farm owners in Afton could subscribe to DSL over the still in service copper phone lines. Or use a hotspot service from say Verizon. The cost isn’t extraordinary as compared to cable.
I’m going to cut this kid a break for not understanding the amortization curve http://www.startribune.com/student-loans-interest-rates-keep-borrowers-in-the-hole/336437521/ I may not have understood it when I was in my early twenties. Other parts about this are a bit terrifying. You can roll up an $85K student loan debt getting a liberal arts degree at a state university? Yikes…I had already told my kids, don’t go to a private college to become a teacher. I’ll extend that to the state schools I guess. I have also told them as java programmers they can be earning $100K somewhat before they are 30.
Voxsplained: more tax brackets = less wealth inequality http://www.vox.com/2015/10/26/9469793/tax-brackets and ya know, its Reagan’s fault. I don’t agree, I think Vox is oblivious here to geometric multiplication qualities modern investment banking practices have had on wealth since the 80s. That and inflation, which has enhanced equity values. And are also oblivious to the amount of taxes the equity sector has thrown off to the govt since.
I disagree with this intuitive junk science http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/24/us/politics/fbi-chief-links-scrutiny-of-police-with-rise-in-violent-crime.html?_r=0 You could say its junk science, but I don’t think the FBI director is even quoting a study, he’s just spit balling. And I bet he’s wrong.
This guy is a clown http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/426066/weve-seen-just-asking-questions-about-opponents-religion-jim-geraghty and http://www.minnpost.com/eric-black-ink/2015/10/donald-trump-s-comments-ben-carson-s-religion-obnoxious-or-truly-despicable. “I just don’t know about that”. In particular, one of my objections is this conversational style of speaking he has, that of some Queens goomba. It offends me for various reasons, some of which are I grant provincial in nature. But whatevs. BTW, such that I rail Democrats shouldn’t be satisfied with Hillary, I have vowed (to my family) that I won’t vote for Trump if that’s the candidate that presented to me.