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(Yahoo)   Guess which city is number one in income inequality in America. Hint: They hosted an Olympics and are known for dirty birds   ( ca.finance.yahoo.com) divider line
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2018-10-11 09:47:10 AM  
I was there when they bulldozed the Techwood area:

From : https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/a​rti​cles/arts-culture/techwood-homes

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2018-10-11 10:26:22 AM  

elkboy: I was there when they bulldozed the Techwood area:

From : https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ar​ticles/arts-culture/techwood-homes

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Was that a bad thing? Should they not have done that?
 
2018-10-11 10:51:49 AM  
Is dirty bird a sports reference or a slang for hot chicken?
 
2018-10-11 10:51:51 AM  
They're talking about the difference between megachurch leaders and their sheep flock, right?
 
2018-10-11 10:55:34 AM  
I'd be interested in seeing the entire list
 
2018-10-11 10:57:27 AM  

stuhayes2010: Is dirty bird a sports reference or a slang for hot chicken?


I was like pleasedontbelondon pleasedontbelondon ... oh thank dog
 
2018-10-11 10:58:10 AM  
Huh. I would have guessed Beijing, because of the
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Or maybe Rio, because of the
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2018-10-11 11:00:43 AM  

stuhayes2010: Is dirty bird a sports reference or a slang for hot chicken?


Hot chicks?
 
2018-10-11 11:03:50 AM  
And here I was thinking "Athens, Greece" or "Sochi, Russia".  Atlanta?  Hmm...okay.
 
2018-10-11 11:06:37 AM  
The home of several Fortune 500 companies, including Delta Air Lines Inc. and Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta boasts extreme wealth, with many executives earning top-dollar salaries.

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The argument against inequality in Atlanta demands that those companies pick up and move elsewhere.
 
2018-10-11 11:07:53 AM  
No matter how rich you are in Atlanta, you're still in Atlanta.
 
2018-10-11 11:08:19 AM  
"Every city has some of these economic extremes. Atlanta just has them in spades"
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2018-10-11 11:08:52 AM  
London?
 
2018-10-11 11:09:06 AM  

kyleaugustus: And here I was thinking "Athens, Greece" or "Sochi, Russia".  Atlanta?  Hmm...okay.


I thought it was Beijing.
 
2018-10-11 11:12:14 AM  

fireclown: No matter how rich you are in Atlanta, you're still in Atlanta.


Atlanta is a great city, what are you talking about?
 
2018-10-11 11:12:31 AM  

elkboy: I was there when they bulldozed the Techwood area:

From : https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ar​ticles/arts-culture/techwood-homes

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I lived Techwood dorm in 1973.  Word was it had failed to meet code for 15 years, was condemned and supposed to be demolished but they really really needed the rooms.
 
2018-10-11 11:16:11 AM  

kyleaugustus: And here I was thinking "Athens, Greece" or "Sochi, Russia".  Atlanta?  Hmm...okay.


TFA headline specifies within the U.S.   There are a few more criteria noted within the body of the article, (Populations of at least 250,000)

But as others have noticed, there are a few wealthy corporations headquartered in Atlanta while there is a large population living at sub poverty levels in the inner city areas.  Lets just say, there is a reason the Atlanta Braves chose to relocate to the northern suburbs last year.
 
2018-10-11 11:17:52 AM  
Dirty birds ... Santa Barbara?

Houston?

Bolsa Chica?

Butte Creek?

Buzzard's Bay?

/clearly, we haven't learned anything except how deep oil companys' pockets are
//kinda sorta started to make this funny
///now just kinda sorta heartsick
 
2018-10-11 11:22:41 AM  
Boston wouldn't be #1 in inequality, but I bet it's not far off.
 
2018-10-11 11:24:27 AM  
Not a bit surprised.
We should change the motto to "Go Be Poor Somewhere Else".
 
2018-10-11 11:27:54 AM  
The Main tab feels too serious and drab this morning...more goofy greenlights please!
 
2018-10-11 11:28:24 AM  
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2018-10-11 11:33:59 AM  

bighairyguy: elkboy: I was there when they bulldozed the Techwood area:

From : https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ar​ticles/arts-culture/techwood-homes

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I lived Techwood dorm in 1973.  Word was it had failed to meet code for 15 years, was condemned and supposed to be demolished but they really really needed the rooms.


Bet it was still better than the Techwood  projects housing.

/closest I lived was Brown across the street
 
2018-10-11 11:34:19 AM  
Not surprised. It's the South. If anyone knows about owners and workers, it's them.
 
2018-10-11 11:34:19 AM  
well....
 
2018-10-11 11:37:53 AM  
Bloomberg ranked large cities -- those with populations of at least 250,000 -- based on the Gini coefficient as calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Cocoa Beach has the best Gini coefficient among small towns.
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2018-10-11 11:38:06 AM  
So...was this just for the city itself, or did the study include the entire Metro areas? I would think that would make a GIGANTIC difference in Atlanta, since the city actually only includes about 20% of the Metro population...
 
2018-10-11 11:39:05 AM  
Ah, the Income inequality metric. Useless to everyone who isn't a Marxist.

But hey, Venezuela is  REALLY equal now!
 
2018-10-11 11:39:30 AM  

Snarfangel: Bloomberg ranked large cities -- those with populations of at least 250,000 -- based on the Gini coefficient as calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Cocoa Beach has the best Gini coefficient among small towns.
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Looks like his Gini coefficient is growing...
 
2018-10-11 11:40:16 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The home of several Fortune 500 companies, including Delta Air Lines Inc. and Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta boasts extreme wealth, with many executives earning top-dollar salaries.

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The argument against inequality in Atlanta demands that those companies pick up and move elsewhere.


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2018-10-11 11:41:26 AM  
I would have guessed Salt Lake City because Mormon housewives don't generally have to work and because our state bird eats garbage.
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2018-10-11 11:42:42 AM  
Lady J:I was like pleasedontbelondon pleasedontbelondon ... oh thank dog

I totally thought it was London.

Olympics? Check
Wealth gap between homeless beggars and the Queen? Big Check
Damn pigeons? Biggest check of all.
 
2018-10-11 11:43:58 AM  
 
2018-10-11 11:44:43 AM  
They are probably counting the poor souls stuck in our airport.
 
2018-10-11 11:45:26 AM  
So, according to the survey, a city where 9.3% of households make less than $10,000 a year and 18% make more than $150,000 a year is worse than New Orleans, where 15.1% make less than $10,000 a year and 9.1% make more than $150,000 a year?

That seems pretty backwards. A city where there are more poor people than rich people is more equal than a city where there are more rich people than poor people?

It sounds more and more like the design of the Gini coefficient is to pretend it's better to have everyone poor than to have most people not-poor.
 
2018-10-11 11:45:28 AM  

Eskurido: Lady J:I was like pleasedontbelondon pleasedontbelondon ... oh thank dog

I totally thought it was London.

Olympics? Check
Wealth gap between homeless beggars and the Queen? Big Check
Damn pigeons? Biggest check of all.


They don't have homeless beggars, they have "rough sleepers."
 
2018-10-11 11:46:01 AM  

ChuckRoddy: Ah, the Income inequality metric. Useless to everyone who isn't a Marxist.


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2018-10-11 11:46:31 AM  

elkboy: bighairyguy: elkboy: I was there when they bulldozed the Techwood area:

From : https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ar​ticles/arts-culture/techwood-homes

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I lived Techwood dorm in 1973.  Word was it had failed to meet code for 15 years, was condemned and supposed to be demolished but they really really needed the rooms.

Bet it was still better than the Techwood  projects housing.

/closest I lived was Brown across the street


I moved to Smith after my first quarter, then to a fraternity for sophomore year on.  Went back last year for 40th reunion, barely recognized the place.
 
2018-10-11 11:48:56 AM  
Atlanta... the San Francisco of the South. Been doing  the gentrification waltz since the 80s. Prices get too high in popular neighborhood, the nearly rich start buying up poor neighborhoods and pushing the poor out.
 
2018-10-11 11:53:37 AM  

bighairyguy: elkboy: bighairyguy: elkboy: I was there when they bulldozed the Techwood area:

From : https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ar​ticles/arts-culture/techwood-homes

[img.fark.net image 422x750]

I lived Techwood dorm in 1973.  Word was it had failed to meet code for 15 years, was condemned and supposed to be demolished but they really really needed the rooms.

Bet it was still better than the Techwood  projects housing.

/closest I lived was Brown across the street

I moved to Smith after my first quarter, then to a fraternity for sophomore year on.  Went back last year for 40th reunion, barely recognized the place.


A graduated in early 90s ... so just missed all the crazy construction.

Moved back to Atlanta in 95 for a year ... then escaped to NC
 
2018-10-11 11:54:27 AM  

ChuckRoddy: Ah, the Income inequality metric. Useless to everyone who isn't a Marxist.

But hey, Venezuela is  REALLY equal now!


For the sake of clarity: are you claiming that income and wealth disparity is not a problem for a society at all, no matter the degree, and is something that can and should be ignored entirely?
 
2018-10-11 11:55:27 AM  

elkboy: bighairyguy: elkboy: I was there when they bulldozed the Techwood area:

From : https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ar​ticles/arts-culture/techwood-homes

[img.fark.net image 422x750]

I lived Techwood dorm in 1973.  Word was it had failed to meet code for 15 years, was condemned and supposed to be demolished but they really really needed the rooms.

Bet it was still better than the Techwood  projects housing.

/closest I lived was Brown across the street


Our daughter was a resident of Brown town. Her dorm room had a great view into the end zone at Bobby Dodd.
 
2018-10-11 12:05:23 PM  

kyleaugustus: And here I was thinking "Athens, Greece" or "Sochi, Russia".  Atlanta?  Hmm...okay.


Note that this is a US only list (although you wouldn't know that from the Fark headline).
 
2018-10-11 12:06:01 PM  

elkboy: bighairyguy: elkboy: I was there when they bulldozed the Techwood area:

From : https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ar​ticles/arts-culture/techwood-homes

[img.fark.net image 422x750]

I lived Techwood dorm in 1973.  Word was it had failed to meet code for 15 years, was condemned and supposed to be demolished but they really really needed the rooms.

Bet it was still better than the Techwood  projects housing.

/closest I lived was Brown across the street


I helped build the Coca-Cola building The CCE one. And that was a not very good area.
 
2018-10-11 12:07:56 PM  

camaroash: I would have guessed Salt Lake City because Mormon housewives don't generally have to work and because our state bird eats garbage.
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Maybe one of the wives don't have to work, but what about the other 4?
 
2018-10-11 12:09:12 PM  
Hotlanta also ranks worst in heat and humidity.
 
2018-10-11 12:12:06 PM  

ChadM89: ChuckRoddy: Ah, the Income inequality metric. Useless to everyone who isn't a Marxist.

But hey, Venezuela is  REALLY equal now!

For the sake of clarity: are you claiming that income and wealth disparity is not a problem for a society at all, no matter the degree, and is something that can and should be ignored entirely?


If I may chime in. It's a useless metric when you completely ignore individual behavior.
 
2018-10-11 12:17:47 PM  
Been there once.  A couple friends and myself were visiting the "Underground" back in 71. Met some charming southern belles at one of the bars. When asked if we'd ever been to Atlanta before our replies were we had passed through but never stopped. One of the belles was all " Never stopped?! Oh but everybody stops in Atalanta.  Just everybody!"  To which my unthinking reply was " Sherman didn't".  My Buddies were not best pleased. Never got invited as a wing man again.  /csb
 
2018-10-11 12:18:52 PM  
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2018-10-11 12:19:41 PM  
Send in the tanks.

Shermans if you got them
 
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