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Elizabeth Warren’s bold new crusade: Keep employers out of your credit history

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Decrying a "rigged" system and the long overhang of the 2008 crash, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday introduced a bill to ban mandatory pre-employment credit checks. “This act is about basic fairness,” the Massachusetts Democrat told reporters on a Tuesday call. “Let people compete for jobs on the merits, not whether they already have enough money to pay all their bills.”

Warren’s bill, the Equal Employment for All Act, would make it illegal for employers (outside national security jobs) to require that job applicants disclose their credit history. Warren’s Senate bill is co-sponsored by six Senate Democrats, including Vermont’s Patrick Leahy and Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, and is based on a bill Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., introduced in 2011 in the House. “A credit score,” Warren argued, “should not be used as a way to cut people out of the job market.”

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isomeme
3276 days ago
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Too late, but still cool.
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Pi vs. Tau

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Conveniently approximated as e+2, Pau is commonly known as the Devil's Ratio (because in the octal expansion, '666' appears four times in the first 200 digits while no other run of 3+ digits appears more than once.)
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isomeme
3306 days ago
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The best part is that Pau Day would fall on April 71st.
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oliverzip
3293 days ago
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we could go round in circles arguing, or compromise.
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diannemharris
3306 days ago
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haha!
apotapov
3306 days ago
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Alt Text: Conveniently approximated as e+2, Pau is commonly known as the Devil's Ratio (because in the octal expansion, '666' appears four times in the first 200 digits while no other run of 3+ digits appears more than once.
mikejurney
3306 days ago
So the devil is in the details?
nevgroth
3305 days ago
Looks like Randall is wrong sometimes. http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=1292

That is Genius

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On cutting dependence on oil, Exxon CEO says: "What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?"

    


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isomeme
3478 days ago
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You can't make this stuff up.
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satadru
3478 days ago
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Exxon, also the only big oil company to go out of its way to specifically rescind gay rights for employees during takeovers of other companies... you know, to reduce the suffering.
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