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There is lots of lithium. But lithium is kind of a tricky, its almost more chemical then a base metal. Qualifying a new lithium extraction technology is tricky, and every brine is different.Lithium is...
show context + On: Tesla is shifting from nickel to iron cathode on standard ra
According to Wikipedia [0], about 500,000 Horseshoe crabs are bled each year, with a mortality rate of 5-30%, depending on the source. In contrast, about 1,000,000 Horseshoe crabs are used as fishing ...
show context + On: Horseshoe crab blood to remain big pharma's standard as grou
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Yet the median disposable income per person, after adjustments for government provided healthcare and education is enormously higher than any other nation, according to the OECD.https://data.oecd.org/...
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There are places where they don't use insurance, it's cash only. The Surgery Center of Oklahoma does cash only and will tell you the cost before you even contact a surgeon or specialist. It's on their...
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Average tenancy length is two years (https://www.residentrated.com/blog/2019/6/10/average-us-rent...). So you'll have more money on your hands if you drop your rents by one third rather than leave it...
show context + On: Rent control is keeping rents high in San Francisco
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I don't know where you work or where you live or how much you make. I can't possibly fashion a response specifically for you.Rent control, minimum wage are duct tape solutions that don't work in the l...
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Food is not only insanely subsidized ..in the United States, it is cheap due to imports from developing countries and exploited farm labour.Also: farmers get 7.8c of every food dollar.https://www.wash...
show context + On: Rent control is keeping rents high in San Francisco
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https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2020/demo/p60-27...6.8% increase in median household income from 2018-2019. Look at the stats, most of that growth went into the lower quintiles.And no, ev...
show context + On: 1 in 4 Americans are jobless or earning poverty-level wages,
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This seems to be one of those narrow stats that misses the meta around it.There's more meta around it.People in this age group seem to switch jobs a lot. This roughly falls in line with what Gallop fo...
show context + On: Half of young women will leave their tech job by age 35, stu
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Not to be an apologist for crappy pharma behavior, but some of the accusations don't seem that egregious."An internal slide presented to the company's drug pricing advisory board showed that the ...
show context + On: Congressional investigation shows Celgene, Teva plotted to k
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Lots of conversation on the cost of US healthcare seems hyper-focused on prescription drug prices. A report released last week seems to contradict the notion that prescription drug prices are the culp...
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This is an interesting theory to play around with. If you look at the regional revenues listed on Bayer's site[0] North America accounts for €15.1 billion of revenue, while Europe/Middle East/Africa a...
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The OECD Better Life Index is exactly that:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OECD_Better_Life_IndexIt's an alternative to macro-economic indicators such as GDP that measures quality of life across 11 dime...
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Interesting about EB1A, didn't know.I agree that we need reform in this area. For one, a bidding system for H1-B type visas could prevent much of the abuse. Like you, I'm not a Trump supporter, but I ...
show context + On: H-1B: Government issues first-ever official estimate of visa
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There are some convincing studies that suggest otherwise. Combined with the fact that tech CEOs speak openly that salaries are too high, and conspire with each other to lower them, it seems fairly lik...
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You can't mention spurious linear regression without predicting the S&P500 with Leinweiber's price of butter in Bangladesh indicator.https://nerdsonwallstreet.typepad.com/my_weblog/files/datami......
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It's really not low single digit. Firstly it's a proposal for ~€100bn (not ~$100bn), the current program is ~€80bn. Secondly if you look at the spending[1] more than 50% of it by any reasonable measur...
show context + On: CERN approves plans for a $23B, 62-mile long super-collider
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If you follow science budgets and their growth around the world $23Billion is no big deal - http://uis.unesco.org/apps/visualisations/research-and-devel......
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There's not really any evidence that bull markets die of old age.[1] For example prior to 2020, Australia had 29 years of robust economic growth without a recession.[2][1] https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03...
show context + On: May sees biggest jobs increase ever
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CNBC has some analysis on what jobs were created at : https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/05/record-job-gains-heres-where...Looks like vast majority were in hospitality. Unfortunately, the warning sign is ~-...
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