Monday, April 11, 2011

Vertical Driving

Hyundai recently put their own spin on the projection advertising that's been trending with car companies lately. Suspending a Hyundai Accent in mid-air, they create a virtual vertical racetrack that's sure to blow your mind. It's pretty interesting to watch. 

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Urban centers draw more young, educated adults

With the release of the 2010 census data over the past few weeks some stunning statistics have come about. 

n more than two-thirds of the nation's 51 largest cities, the young, college-educated population in the past decade grew twice as fast within 3 miles of the urban center as in the rest of the metropolitan area — up an average 26% compared with 13% in other parts.

Even in Detroit, where the population shrank by 25% since 2000, downtown added 2,000 young and educated residents during that time, up 59% , according to analysis of Census data by Impresa Inc., an economic consulting firm."

Cities need to realize this and start planning for the young professionals. Create, Live, Stay! 

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Wealth gap widened in recession


Even during a recession the wealthy are still getting wealthier. A recent report shows that the top 20% of all Americans actually controlled 87% of the wealth in the US. Leaving the other 80% of the population to fight and struggle over only 13%. 

"The poor get poorer because they do the things to make them poorer, just as the rich do things that make them richer. Not fools, just misguided! It is a road to nowhere. An exercise in futility. The U.S. is a pool of OPPORTUNITY, so why complain of thirst when you just refuse to go get some water? What's worse, why complain about those who do quench their thirst? I just don't get it! You're the only one resorting to name calling due to lack of understanding of the problem and the solution! You know, I'll bet you have, or had a million dollar idea, but for whatever reason, you did not go for it. Think of how many more people would be employed right now if you'd followed your hunch."

Is there something that you wanted to start and didn't or did you have an idea that you never cashed in on? 

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