When it comes to median income levels, Milwuakee has yet to recover from the Great Recession. In fact, the falling income trend seems to be worsening. Median incomes are down roughly $4,500 since 2009 and $1,500 since 2012.
Although incomes are still lower than five years ago, most large metropolitan areas showed at least a tiny gain last year. The patterns suggest that while many regional economies may have turned a corner on the recession, incomes are making a slow advance toward 2009 levels. These charts show data for median household incomes released on Thursday by the Census Bureau in its American Community Survey.
[T]his is an abomination that is not in keeping with our values or how we view ourselves as Wisconsinites.
— Ken Taylor
, on Wisconsin Council on Children & Families report
that ranks Wisconsin last in the overall well-being of African-American children.
Lake Michigan Bathymetry
Simple things catch your breath. While pondering whether my next late night project will be a shipwreck map of the Great Lakes – I loaded this shapefile of water depths.
[T]here is no such thing as a neutral tool. No algorithm focused on human behavior is neutral. Anything which is trained on historical human behavior embeds and codifies historical and cultural practices.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.