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The cost of raising children in these modern times can equate to financial suicide unless you are independently wealthy.
Unless you are independently wealthy, the cost of raising children in this day and age can equate to financial suicide. Numerous online reports, and even commentators such as Tom Leykis, have mentioned that the cost of raising one child has now exceeded $300,000. Just what kind of average Joe has that amount of capital, or can accumulate that kind of wealth to raise a child? Especially in this ‘New America’, where earning a humble $30,000 a year suddenly has the veneer of being a “good job” in the midst of so much unemployment and underemployment?
People inflation and technological upheaval are some of the primary culprits behind widespread unemployment. It’s time to become generalists again.
One thing all economists seem to overlook is the supply and demand of human beings. This can otherwise be described as ‘people inflation’. When the supply of people is too large, food and other valuables we take for granted become more scarce. Wages also tend to go down as a result. The reason why there are now so many low-paying jobs in the United States, is because there are so many extra people for the labor that is required. Someone will work for the low wages when those jobs become available.
Feminists are the best example of the lunacy and mental disorder that represents left-wing “progressive” cultural marxism. Feminism is (like communism itself) one of the biggest failures in history. You just can’t make two opposite and completely different sexes “equal” by law, just because somebody yells “discrimination” or “sexism”.
Women’s rights are absolutely fine when they are reasonable, not when they are engineered by communist-affiliated movements which are designed to destroy the nuclear family. Because in communism, there are no families. All children belong to the state. We need to oppose feminism, along with all other cultural marxist diatribe which is being pushed by the ‘progressive’ left, on all of it’s fronts.
The intrepid libtards of Portland were back “protesting” against #Ferguson on Saturday evening, as they blocked the busy intersection of SE 39th and Belmont as an anti-productive way of stickin’ it to the man.
They blocked buses and cars, and got into arguments and physical altercations with several people, including: elderly drivers, disabled bus passengers, a black woman who was trying to pick up her son, and anyone else who dared voice their dissent.
David Choe, a Korean-American muralist who famously decorated the interior offices of Facebook for stock options instead of a cash payment (which eventually became worth nearly $200 million), hitchhikes his way across these United States with his friend Harry Kim, by using other people’s trains, cars, and boats. It’s all in the name of adventure and good fun, and they’re not going to pay a dime for accommodation.
Filmed in the late 2000’s (before smartphones killed any kind of inclination to actually go outside), this series was released in 2010. For your convenience, all five episodes of “How To Hitchhike Across America” are included in the post. So enjoy, and be “inspired” to go out and make the most out of life like these guys right here. Thumbs up America!
The current generation of young adults, known as the ‘millennials’ or sometimes the ‘echo boomers’, is the most educated generation in the United States. A huge percentage of them are also broke by every economic measure. So why can’t they find job security and financial stability? AJ+ labs compares the current crop of young citizens with that of their parents: the Baby Boomers.
Despite making up a similar share of the U.S. population, at 24% and 25% apiece, the levels of asset ownership and debt between the two generations are truly startling. While the boomers still have over $18 billion dollars in debts to settle, their children’s generation has over $1 trillion dollars in outstanding debts, mostly from predatory student loans which are used to finance tertiary education. That is, a college degree which for many will offer no return on investment in an economy marked by globalization, outsourcing, and technological upheaval.
OKCupid is one of the largest online dating sites in the world with over 4 million monthly active users. While the explicit purpose of OKCupid is to help users find romance, the site’s co-founder Christian Rudder has discovered a dual purpose for the information produced through the dating site.
Courting controversy, Rudder has sorted through the data of 25 million users, revealing findings on beauty, attraction, race, and gender. Rudder has recently released some of those numbers in a book about online dating, titled ‘Dataclysm’. In this short video, Rudder shares some of his discoveries and discusses “who we are when we think no one’s looking.”
I am generally very appreciative of Thom Hartmann’s staunch anti-war stance and his overall rationality and intelligence, but this is a completely insane and baseless argument.
When has there been a Libertarian in power? Reaganomics and Libertarianism are not the same thing. How does a Conservative Keynesian like Reagan get compared to Liberal Austrian ideals? How do you blame the Libertarian party for policies enacted by Republicans and Democrats and two or three independents?
Last time I checked, it was Democrats and Republicans that deregulated our economy and allowed corporations to bring our country to what it is today. Where do Libertarian economics from their independent candidates come into play?
“Going in the Box, your mind just simply can’t take it”, says Ismael Nazario. He was locked alone in a 6 by 8 foot cell for 23 hours a day, a punitive measure that is linked to half of all suicides among detained teens. Human rights advocates such as the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, warn of the severe mental damage caused by subjecting young inmates to punitive segregation.
Yet prison staff like Norman Seabrook argue that it is the “only way” to enforce order and safely deal with violent inmates in a stretched jail system. But with reports that more than a quarter of young inmates on Rikers Island jail complex in New York City are being held in solitary confinement, including for minor infractions, many are questioning whether it really is the correct response.
‘The Ridge’ is the brand new film from the Scottish trials cyclist Danny Macaskill. For the first time in one of his films, Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline. Breathtaking views, amazing cinematography, and spectacular riding skills and stunt work make for a truly astounding visual experience. In the first 5 days, the video on YouTube garnered over 10 million views.