About 3 years ago

06/19/2019 - This Economy Is Not Aging Gracefully

– The New York Times
The American population is getting older, and that has devastating consequences for the economy. Could robots save us?
 
– The New York Times
Fewer than 4.5 percent of the workers at the company’s North American headquarters identify as black. Members of that small group say they feel ignored and sometimes discriminated against.
 
– The Washington Post
There may be no American institution more polarizing than fast food. Whether it’s wages, health, the environment or those Colonel Sanders ads, the problems associated with the all-American meal inspire lots of detractors. But for many millions, places like McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Steak ‘n Shake generate fierce loyalty for their convenience, value, ritual, shock-and-awe menu items and community.
 
– NPR
Google is committing $1 billion to try to provide more affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, where big tech firms have been blamed for putting home prices out of reach for anyone without a rich stock-option plan. Google says the money should result in 20,000 new homes added to the local market.