Because the news should be objective, clear, and data-driven.
In 1968, minimum wage kept a family of three above the poverty line. In 2013, it cannot keep a family of two out of poverty. The dashed prediction is based on the new proposed minimum wage law.
–The Atlantic Cities
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According to the latest Pew polling, 53% of Americans feel the US is less important and powerful than it was 10 years ago. This is 12% higher than 2009 and more than doubled compared to 2004.
–from Pew Research
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The scores for the Armed Services Qualification Test are highly correlated with income, indicating that wealth provides a set of skills that is difficult to otherwise gain during youth.
–from The Brookings Institute and The Atlantic
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With the exception of a viewership boost from the Olympics in 2012, viewership has been declining since 2011.
–from Business Insider
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The US has the highest health care costs in the OECD, but has a lower life expectancy. It’s a significant outlier.
–data from OECD
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This chart shows the decline of wage growth for most Americans, which really fell compared to the richest Americans beginning in 1998. Growth flattened starting in the 1960′s when large numbers of women starting working.
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Since their inception in 1984, the PG-13 rating has slowly squeezed out both R and PG ratings with its supposed middle-ground of content. As the gross revenue for movies by rating shows, they have clearly been making much of the money. It’s also worth noting that 1995′s Showgirls was the last NC-17 rated film to make enough money to show up on the revenues chart.
–from Visual-Stastix on Tubmlr
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There has been no employment growth in non-metro counties in the past year. Indeed, since the recovery began, suburban and rural areas have been almost entirely left out of the benefits.
–from The Washington Post
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The proportion of people living in middle income neighborhoods is down from 65% in 1970 to 42%, a substantial decline and evidence of the stratification of American society.
–from Mother Jones
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