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Daily Digest 11/2 – The 1% Grabbed 82% Of New Wealth In 2017, Toxic Smog Descends On Delhi During Diwali

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Economy The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017 (Adam) The report also highlights the detrimental effects of gender inequality with data that show more men own land, shares and other capital assets than women. Rising inequality has been a major topic at Davos for years. Life expectancy for American men drops for a third year (Sparky1) The average lifespan of men in the U.S. dipped to 76.1 years in 2017 (the latest data available), amounting to a four-month decline in life expectancy since 2014. The findings shed additional light on economic research into the sharp increase in recent years in deaths from overdoses and suicides among white men with less education. Capital One customers couldn’t withdraw money for hours during system outage (Sparky1) One Twitter user also

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Daily Digest 11/2 – The 1% Grabbed 82% Of New Wealth In 2017, Toxic Smog Descends On Delhi During Diwali

Economy

The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017 (Adam)

The report also highlights the detrimental effects of gender inequality with data that show more men own land, shares and other capital assets than women.

Rising inequality has been a major topic at Davos for years.

Life expectancy for American men drops for a third year (Sparky1)

The average lifespan of men in the U.S. dipped to 76.1 years in 2017 (the latest data available), amounting to a four-month decline in life expectancy since 2014. The findings shed additional light on economic research into the sharp increase in recent years in deaths from overdoses and suicides among white men with less education.

Capital One customers couldn’t withdraw money for hours during system outage (Sparky1)

One Twitter user also complained about not being able to buy a ticket for a business trip and getting penalized by a company that couldn’t process a payment linked to the person’s Capital One account. Another person worried about what impact the outage would have on clearing written checks that could presumably bounce.

The Fed’s Liquidity Response Is Too Little Too Late – But That Was Always The Plan (thc0655)

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How Teenagers Are Using their Quinceañeras to Boost the Latinx Vote in Texas (tmn)

Since launching in May of 2019, the organization has teamed up with 30 quinces, including Alvarez’s. By reaching out to local choreographers, event planners, and dress shops in the Houston, Austin, and Dallas areas, they’ve become increasingly connected with interested young Latinx families gearing up to celebrate quinces. Jolt staff sets up a table at each event where they answer questions, register guests, and sign them up to receive reminders on when to vote.

Is California Becoming Premodern? (thc0655)

Californians know that having tens of thousands of homeless in their major cities is untenable. In some places, municipal sidewalks have become open sewers of garbage, used needles, rodents and infectious diseases. Yet no one dares question progressive orthodoxy by enforcing drug and vagrancy laws, moving the homeless out of cities to suburban or rural facilities, or increasing the number of mental hospitals.

The California haters are back. And once again, they get us all wrong (tmn)

First of all, we may be morons, but we have discovered that it’s possible to drink beverages without plastic straws. Second, I don’t know of anyone, liberal or conservative, who is not bothered by homelessness and the condition of our streets. And the rest of the country should be, too, since a lot of the people sleeping on our streets tell me they’ve come here from somewhere else, like the Midwest, the East and the South.

Oh that it should come to this Part 14 – Earth War (Jesper A.)

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5 million masks distributed as ‘toxic’ smog descends on Delhi during Diwali (Sparky1)

For the second year running, the Supreme Court imposed severe restrictions on the use of firecrackers during the five-day celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, to combat the high levels of air pollution. The city has been “shrouded” in the toxic smog for four days in a row, according to reports in the local press.

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