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Old Yesterday, 04:19 PM
 
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Just for kicks I looked up the current rental price of my old apartment, 15 years ago in Naples, Fl.
In 03' I paid $680, same place in 2019 is $1,320.
Considering wages haven't doubled, it's of little wonder why our younger generation is remaining home.
That is insane. Naples FL to my knowledge has 0 jobs. The nerve....

Then again, supply and demand I guess there are plenty of well off retirees to fill the gap...
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Old Yesterday, 04:36 PM
 
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Compare wages to housing costs. That's the #1 reason. The two started growing further apart on the graph decades ago, and now the gap is very wide. The older more established people don't feel that pressure as much, and like to point fingers at the younger generation. Don't forget who's paying your social security money, because we probably won't see any of it when we retire.
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM
 
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The fed is raising rates all while ignoring clear signs WE ARE NOT HOME FREE....But we are actually HOME BOUND AND UNABLE TO MOVE FREELY....
Rates are still HISTORICALLY LOW! My first mortgage in 1996 was 8%. My parents talked of 12% loans in the early 80's.

Here is a history:
Mortgage Rates History
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Old Yesterday, 08:06 PM
 
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Are you joking? Where is your hard proof that those companies are still dominated by white workers? The tech industries are dominated by Indians and Eastern Asians. Uber, I have seen mostly Hispanics, Indians, Arabs and Blacks driving. Disney has fired all of their American workers that are not "performers", (most of these people are white) and replaced them with cheaper H1-Visa holders, and the majority of them are Hispanic. I live in Florida, where the grocery store chain, Publix, is quietly firing all of their white American workers and hiring immigrant workers in their place (mostly Haitians) Hell, on my local news station, I haven't seen one new white male reporter or weather person being hired, mostly it's been women in skimpy clothing, or non white males. The white men who are still on the air were hired before diversity became a thing. Heck, I haven't seen any new white males on the school boards in Florida or in teaching positions. But yet, I bet you it's mostly white males who are footing the bills for these public schools.
NBA is dominated by African Americans but you don't see a bunch of 5'7 white guys picketing!

Publix firing white guys? Got a link for that?

White male teachers have always been a minority. My mom taught in a Catholic school for 30 years, can't remember a single male teacher (even gym).
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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This is one of the most ridiculous things I've heard of.

I'm 32. The only way I was able to reach the middle class was by moving, twice, to other states and grabbing more skills along the way, before I moved back to my home state. Had I stayed here, I'd be the low end labor pool, despite having a fairly solid degree and in-field internships.
In other words, you were like many, many other people throughout history. (My great-grandparents had to move 4,000 miles to "get a good job".......... And they never went back.
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Old Yesterday, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Just for kicks I looked up the current rental price of my old apartment, 15 years ago in Naples, Fl.
In 03' I paid $680, same place in 2019 is $1,320.
Considering wages haven't doubled, it's of little wonder why our younger generation is remaining home.
lol.......Naples has become one of the places where the "Beautiful People" live. Of COURSE rents are way up there. There are 100 other cities in Florida with cheaper rent. And 10,000 in America...........
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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NBA is dominated by African Americans but you don't see a bunch of 5'7 white guys picketing!

Publix firing white guys? Got a link for that?

White male teachers have always been a minority. My mom taught in a Catholic school for 30 years, can't remember a single male teacher (even gym).
I don't remember any male teachers. The only male staff members I remember was the principal and the custodian.
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Old Today, 06:24 AM
 
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I don't remember any male teachers. The only male staff members I remember was the principal and the custodian.
This is amazing to me, I had male teachers, my kids had male teachers, my grandkids have male teachers now, many of my guy friends are teachers. Many also are coaches.
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Old Today, 06:30 AM
 
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lol.......Naples has become one of the places where the "Beautiful People" live. Of COURSE rents are way up there. There are 100 other cities in Florida with cheaper rent. And 10,000 in America...........

Well of course there are, if places like Clewiston appeal to you.
But in Ft. Myers, another one I rented is up 80%.
Same story here in Illinois.
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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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In other words, you were like many, many other people throughout history. (My great-grandparents had to move 4,000 miles to "get a good job".......... And they never went back.
I'm not saying that it's right or wrong.

What I am saying is that, even my neck of the woods of Appalachia, it was fairly easy for a man until the 1980s or so to obtain a job that was working to middle class, without much in the way of skills or education beyond high school and OTJ.

Today, employers want people pre-trained and want them to work for next to nothing.
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