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Goldman Sachs is now driving hipster gentrification

Goldman Sachs and Gentrification

From here: Goldman has said it’s looking to make “catalytic” investments in up and coming neighborhoods. In a May 2015 document, it identified 1000 Dean as a project that can target small businesses and creative professionals, and “act as an… Continue Reading

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Where are the worst places to be 16-24 in the U.S.?

Disconnected Youth in the United States

Wrote this about the percentage of Mississippi kids in two-parent families earlier this week. Now there’s a new study, also summarized here, about “disconnected youth.” What does that term mean? Glad you asked. Here’s the definition: Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between… Continue Reading

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People who live in cities often think they live in the burbs

People Think They Live In The Suburbs But They Live In Cities

Kinda interesting, and via here: Here’s the methodology here: this guy at Trulia (their “chief economist!”) asked 2,000+ adults if they thought they lived in an urban hood, a rural hood, or a suburban hood. He then organized the results.… Continue Reading

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What’s the best city in the world if you’re under 29?

Best Cities For People Under 29

Here’s a look at the best cities for jobs for young people, and here’s a look at the migration patterns of young people. Now we’ve got some new information: essentially, what’s the best city for someone under the age of 29? You can learn more here, and… Continue Reading

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Where in the U.S. can you live eight years longer on average?

U.S. Areas With Longer Life Expectancy

From here: The key areas, then: Northeast Corridor/Philly Western coast of California Seattle Oregon/Washington border Southern Florida retirement areas Suburban Dallas and Houston Boulder/Denver, CO In those areas, it’s about eight years longer — which is almost a full decade… Continue Reading

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Wow, Manhattan’s income inequality is staggering

Manhattan NYC Income Inequality

I’m from NYC. I’m actually from Manhattan. I live in Texas. (Specifically, Fort Worth.) A lot of people hear those facts and say to me, “Damn! Cowtown? But you’re from the Big Apple.” My response is usually: “I actually really like Fort… Continue Reading

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Fort Worth is the new Austin

Fort Worth is the new Austin

As of tomorrow, I’ll have lived in Fort Worth for nine months. My wife and I pulled in on July 14th, 2014. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. My job search process had mostly sucked, and for a long time… Continue Reading

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Migration patterns of U.S. young people

Young People Migration Patterns USA