How The Geography Of Jobs Affects Unemployment. Why Job Accessibility Is Limited For Some Groups And What It Means For Anti-poverty Policies.


by Frank Muraca - Econ Focus, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

In postwar America, many families moved away from urban centers into the rapidly developing suburbs. Culturally, these new communities were associated with economic opportunity, signifying middle-class values and upward mobility.


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What We Read Today 01 March 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Infographic Of The Day: What The Contents Inside Your Nose Says About You

The paranasal sinuses are air-filled cavities that are lined with mucus-making cells.

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Infographic Of The Day: What The Contents Inside Your Nose Says About You

The paranasal sinuses are air-filled cavities that are lined with mucus-making cells.

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Video of the Day:

A Russian government owned television station claims it has footage of the murder of a leading opposition politician.

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Insider Trading 27 February 2015: Sprint CEO Makes a Large Purchase

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Read like a Conservative to See the World in a New Way!

by Fabius Maximus,

Summary: Today"s exercise might open your eyes and raise you consciousness, hopefully in a good way. Here"s what a conservative, of the extreme variety, reads over the course of a week, stories describing a terrifying world of powerful enemies, foreign and domestic, poised to attack (or already subverting America from within). It"s about our weakness and their strength. But more importantly this distorted news flow has tilted the nation"s mental in an unbalanced and fearful way. {2nd of 2 posts today.}

"you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
- John 8:32. Yes, but lies told the weak are more politically useful.


by Asif Suria

Insider buying tripled last week with insiders buying $168.17 million of stock compared to $56.56 million in the week prior. Selling on the other hand decreased with insiders selling $1.53 billion of stock last week compared to $1.59 billion in the week prior.

Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week dropped down to 9.12. In other words, insiders sold more than 9 times as much stock as they purchased.The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares favorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 28.27.


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Second Estimate 4Q2014 GDP Revised Down to 2.2%

Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen

The second estimate of fourth quarter 2014 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now a positive 2.2%. This data point was +2.6% in the advance GDP estimate. The downward revision to the percent change in real GDP primarily reflected downward revision to private inventory investment.

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