How to have productive disagreements about politics and religion

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Larisa Heiphetz, Columbia UniversityIn the current polarized climate, it’s easy to find yourself in the midst of a political disagreement that morphs into a religious argument. People’s religious affiliation predicts their stances on abortion, immigration, and other controversial topics, and disagreements about these issues can seem intractable.The seeming futility in arguing about politics and religion may arise partly because people misunderstand the nature of these beliefs. Many people approach an ideological disagreement the same way they would a disagreement about facts. If you disagree with someone about when water freezes, facts are convincing. It’s easy to think that if you disagree with someone about immigration, facts will be similarly persuasive.This might work if people’s ideological beliefs worked the same way as their factual beliefs – but they don’t. As psychologists who focus on religious and moral cognition, my colleagues and I are investigating how people understand that these are two separate classes of belief. Our work suggests that an effective strategy for disagreement involves approaching ideological beliefs as a combination of fact and opinion.Identifying a differenceTo investigate whether people distinguish between facts and religious beliefs, my colleagues and I examined a database containing more than 520 million words from speeches, novels, newspapers, and other sources.Religious statements were typically preceded by the phrase “believe that” rather than “think that.” Phrases like “I believe that Jesus turned water into wine” were relatively common, whereas phrases like “I think that Jesus turned water into wine” were nearly nonexistent.In four subsequent experiments, we asked adults to complete sentences like “Zane __ that Jesus turned water into wine.” Participants were more likely to use “believes” for religious and political claims and, “thinks” for factual claims.Taken together, these results suggest that people distinguish between factual beliefs, on the one hand, and religious and political claims, on the other.Rather than equating ideologies and facts, people appear to view ideologies as a combination of fact and opinion. In two earlier studies, 5- to 10-year-old children and adults learned about pairs of characters who disagreed about religious, factual and opinion-based statements. For example, we told participants that one person thought that God could hear prayers while the other didn’t, or that two other people disagreed about whether or not blue is the prettiest color. Participants said that only one person could be right nearly every time they heard a factual disagreement, but they gave this answer less often when they heard a religious disagreement and less often still when they heard an opinion-based disagreement.This result may occur because children and adults think that different types of beliefs provide different information. Participants told us that factual claims reveal information about the world, whereas opinions reveal information about the speaker. They also reported that religious claims reveal a moderate amount of information about both the world and the speaker. People who say that God exists are ostensibly making a claim about what kinds of beings exist in the world – but not everyone would agree with that claim, so they are also revealing information about themselves.Recognizing the difference in everyday lifeSo how can you use our results when a contentious topic arises outside the lab?When you find yourself in the midst of an ideological disagreement, it can be tempting to correct the other person’s facts. “Actually, scientific evidence shows that the earth is more than 4 billion years old and that humans did indeed evolve from other primates.” “Actually, recent data show that immigrants contribute to the economy and commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans.”Yet this type of information alone is often insufficient to resolve disagreements. It’s addressing the part of ideological beliefs that is like a fact, the part where someone is trying to communicate information about the world. But it’s missing the part where ideological beliefs are also like an opinion. Without this part, saying, “Actually, evidence shows that X” sounds a lot like saying, “Actually, evidence proves that blue is not the prettiest color.” To be convincing, you need tools that address both the fact part and the opinion part of an ideology.There’s a better way than arguing as if over facts.Andrea Tummons/Unsplash, CC BYPeople rarely change their opinions because someone out-argued them. Rather, opinion-based change can come from exposure. People like the familiar, even when that familiarity comes from the briefest of prior exposures. The same could occur for viewpoints that they’ve heard before.What does exposure look like when talking about ideological disagreements? “Hmm. I actually think something different.” “I really appreciated the way my science tutor was patient with me when I didn’t understand evolution. The way she explained things made a lot of sense to me after a while.” “I’m going to donate money to groups helping asylum seekers. Do you want to join me?”Maybe you say just one of these sentences, but others pick up where you left off. By walking around in the world, someone might encounter numerous counterpoints to their opinions, perhaps leading to gradual change as other views become more familiar.It’s not anyone’s responsibility to say these sentences, least of all people who are being harmed by the disagreement. But for those in a position to change minds via repeated exposure, this strategy can be a helpful addition to the “managing disagreement” toolboxes everyone carries. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Larisa Heiphetzis an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSThe Conversation Previous articleWhy the offshore wind industry is about to take offNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Florida sees 60 percent drop in new unemployment claims

first_img TAGSfloridaThe Center SquareUnemployment Claims Previous articleFederal judge hints he’ll rule against state, create process to allow Florida felons to vote during appealNext articleTwo workers at an Apopka spice manufacturing facility die from COVID-19 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Drivers pass a sign outside the Kimmins Contracting Corp. in Tampa, Fla. Chris O’Meara / AP Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img DEO’s dashboard showed nearly 1.83 million total claims have been filed, but notes that number includes applications from “individuals (who) may have submitted an application through multiple methods” and “include duplicate or triplicate claim counts.”Of the 769,843 “confirmed unique” claims, 481,497 qualified for state unemployment insurance, and 293,433 did not, but were processed by DEO for federal unemployment assistance under the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.According to DEO, of the $1.017 billion paid in jobless assistance to Floridians through Tuesday, $315 million had been paid in state claims and $702.4 million in federal unemployment compensation.On April 23, DEO reported it had processed 193,405 of 679,179 “unique” claims, with about 16 percent – or 108,216 – being paid. Over the last two weeks, however, which included back-to-back weekend site shutdowns to process backlogs, DEO has processed more than 576,000 applications and paid more than 373,000 claims.Some Floridians returned to work this week when phase one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reopening plan started Monday.Nationally, 3.17 million Americans filed for new unemployment benefits for the week ending May 2 – down 677,000 from the previous week’s revised level but well above the numbers seen before the coronavirus outbreak led to the shutdown of most of the national economy.The Center Square contributor John Haughey contributed to this report. According to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor, initial unemployment claims in Florida last week were 173,191, down 259,912 – or 60 percent – from the 433,103 claims filed the previous week.The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Reemployment Assistance Claims dashboard reported Thursday morning that 769,843 of 1.115 million – or 69 percent – of “confirmed unique” claims filed since March 15 had been processed through Tuesday, with 481,497 – or 43.2 percent – having been paid, totaling $1.017 billion. Please enter your comment! By Jason Schaumburg | The Center SquareInitial unemployment claims for the week ending May 2 dropped significantly in Florida, but more than 1.1 million unique claims have been filed since mid-March. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Howard Lake to talk on Internet fundraising in Dublin

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The event will take place on Thursday 26 May 2005 from 9:15am – 12:15pm at a central Dublin venue which will be confirmed shortly.The fee for EAPG/WheelMembers is ‚€65 and non-members ‚€95. Internet fundraising is 10 years old: what have we learned?who is raising funds, how and with whose help?what to focus on this year Howard Lake to talk on Internet fundraising in Dublin Howard Lake | 30 April 2005 | News Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake will present a half-day roundtable in Dublin on Internet fundraising on 26 May for the European Association for Planned Giving.At EAPG Ireland’s Dublin Roundtable Howard will lead an informal and interactive seminar entitled “Internet fundraising: what works and what doesn’t”.He will cover: About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Ireland set to have postcodes

first_imgMinister Dempsey said a new system would improve the quality of postal services. Many charities in Ireland use direct mail as part of their fundraising strategy and as with commercial bodies they have a high number of returns due to insufficient address details. Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ireland set to have postcodes Howard Lake | 22 May 2005 | Newscenter_img The Republic of Ireland will have postcodes from 1 January 2008 following an announcement from Noel Dempsey, Minister for Communications, Marine and National Resources. Ireland is one of the few developed countries with no postcode system and around 40% of addresses are not unique. Mail volumes in the Republic of Ireland are significantly lower than elsewhere in Europe. For every Irish person in 2002, 196 items of mail were sent while in Britain the figure was 354 items and 372 in Finland. New post codes are seen as having greatest potential for bulk mailings. Some 45% of the mail sent in Ireland is posted as bulk whereas in Holland the level reaches 78%. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Sigma Phi Lambda: The New Christian Sorority

first_imgKelsey Emery Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Kelsey Emery is a Senior Journalism major from the San Francisco Bay Area, passionate about world relations and social justice issues. When she’s not in the news room, though, she enjoys hanging out on Magnolia and exploring the Fort Worth area. Facebook Phi Lamb sophomore members Jess Harper and Cali Basnett celebrate their new sorority at a sisterhood event last spring.Photo Credit: Maddie Walker Twitter Melt ice cream shop embraces Halloween with magical flavors + posts ReddIt Twitter Facebook Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Transfer students reflect on their first semester at TCU Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Patch Hat Co.: ‘Just two dudes sewing some hats’ Students gather for free food, conversation at annual Fall Faith Festival ReddIt printSigma Phi Lambda, previously known as HIS or Eta Iota Sigma, joined campus this fall.After reviewing the HIS national office, the chapter voted unanimously to merge with a national Christian sorority nicknamed “Phi Lamb.”Phi Lamb sophomore members Jessica Harper and Cali Basnett celebrate their new sorority at a sisterhood event last spring.Photo Credit: Maddie Walker“About a year ago or so [they] discovered a case of embezzlement in the [HIS] national office and realized our only options were to create a new sorority from scratch or merge with a national Christian sorority,” Jessica Harper, a sophomore Phi Lamb chaplain, said.The merge with Phi Lamb has been beneficial because the chapter is more known, according to Jordan Cole, a junior English and education major.“No one knew what HIS was, but this semester we’ve already had so many women come to TCU specifically looking for Phi Lamb,” Cole said. “Women know people in Phi Lamb chapters at other universities.”HIS members, now Phi Lamb members, smile for a photo at a sisterhood event last spring.Photo Credit: Maddie WalkerCurrently, there are 32 Phi Lamb chapters nationally, primarily across Texas and other southern states.Cole said that despite a change in affiliation, the sorority’s operation will be similar to when it was HIS.“Phi Lamb will still have formal sisterhood events and various ritual events throughout the semester, just under a new name,” Cole said.Cole added the chapter’s relationship with the Christian fraternity, Brothers Under Christ (BYX), will remain the same.HIS members pose last fall in a photo shoot for their executive board.Picture Credit: Maddie Walker.Phi Lamb recruitment events are happening through Sept. 19 for women looking to join.“Women are expected to make a decision on whether or not to join as everyone is automatically accepted,” Elle Meyers, a senior English major, said.For anyone interested in joining, Phi Lamb meetings will take place at 8:15 p.m. every Tuesday this semester. For more information contact Jessica Harper at [email protected] Previous articleHoroscope: September 6, 2017Next articleGanter honored by Big 12 as Player of the Week Kelsey Emery RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Bluebonnet Circle to become more pedestrian-friendly

first_imgWhat we’re reading: The results are in ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature What we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to some Cruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seat Katie Carter Twitter Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Twitter Linkedin What we’re reading: Now he wants a tour Katie is a senior journalism major with a political science minor from Lake Oswego, Oregon. When she is not in class or reporting you can find her watching college football, coaching Special Olympics or giving a campus tour.center_img Linkedin Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ ReddIt Previous articleMen’s basketball signs No. 1 JUCO prospectNext articleSports Now 4/11/18 Katie Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Facebook Facebook printBluebonnet Circle will become one of multiple “urban villages” planned for Fort Worth, with sidewalks between shops, more parking spaces and public transportation.For Bluebonnet residents, the most significant change could be making the circle more pedestrian-friendly.Currently, the circle has few sidewalks, and cars rarely yield to pedestrians trying to cross the street, deterring people from walking about the area, residents said.“We want people to walk to the park safely,” said Angie Watts, president of the Bluebonnet Place Neighborhood Association. “Obviously you’re crossing the street, but you shouldn’t have to run for your life.”Work on the circle began in February and is scheduled to be complete by August.It will replace existing water lines and reconstruct the street in concrete, said Jeff Allen, communications specialist for the Fort Worth Department of Transportation and Public Works.The inner lane of Bluebonnet Circle is being converted into parking and is expected to slow down traffic in the circle, Watts said. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Allen)The inside lane of the traffic circle will be painted and turned into parking for businesses in the circle and visitors to the park.Sixty to 80 parking spots will be created from the existing inside lane, Watts said.The new parking spots will allow for more people to visit Bluebonnet Circle without the hassle of tight parking.“I feel like this will really help businesses in the circle because a lot of the time there isn’t much parking here, especially on football days,” said Allison Wheeler, a Bluebonnet resident and employee of III Boutique.TCU student and Bluebonnet resident Amanda Smiley said the circle is somewhat rundown, and more development could make it safer.“There isn’t a whole lot going on there, so I think that if there are more restaurants and exciting things going on people might feel more safe,” she said.As part of the Urban Village project, Fort Worth is also building 270 residential units north of the Bluebonnet Circle Urban Village.Townhomes, condos and flats will line University Drive, north of Bluebonnet Circle, as part of the Bluebonnet Circle Urban Village. (Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Planning and Development)While that is not the focus of the project yet, some TCU students said they are concerned about what will happen to the current housing on University Drive.“I would assume that the prices would go up for the living here if they were all turned into townhomes,” Smiley said. “I could see students running into some issues trying to find housing that is affordable and within walking distance.”Funding for this project comes from the city’s 2014 bond program.Proposition one of the 2014 bond dedicated $219,740,000 to street and transportation improvements. The Bluebonnet Circle project is estimated to cost $3,860,097. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Journalists under attack, reporting brought to a halt

first_img ThailandAsia – Pacific May 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists under attack, reporting brought to a halt to go further Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Help by sharing this information News June 12, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five yearscenter_img News May 12, 2021 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence against journalists by Red Shirt demonstrators and the government’s continual violation of the right to information. Thailand has rarely experienced the level of violence that was reached today, just hours after the army staged its assault on the Bangkok district occupied by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s supporters.The press freedom organisation is also every worried by the fact that the activities of journalists in Thailand have been brought to a virtual standstill.“The right to information is more important than ever when a country is in crisis, as Thailand is at the moment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “International law clearly states that journalists cannot be military targets. We are outraged to see the media being repeatedly targeted by both the army and demonstrators. We urge the Thai government to restore order without delay and to lift the media censorship.”Reporters Without Borders now offers a summary of the latest developments in the media situation in a country that is currently paralysed:Anti-government demonstrators today set fire to the Bangkok headquarters of Channel 3 television, where around 100 people were trapped inside. A helicopter was used to evacuate employees. At least 10 vehicles parked outside were damaged.The two biggest English-speaking dailies, The Bangkok Post and The Nation, sent all their employees home at 3 p.m. for fear that their premises could be attacked by Red Shirts.Almost all local journalists have chosen not to go on to the streets to cover the situation because of their concern about the risks, which are real. Journalists are getting their information from social networks and by telephone, and from people trapped in the Wat Pathum Wanaram temple adjoining the square where the Red Shirts had gathered. Only a few foreign reporters are still on the ground.Facebook and Twitter, which have been functioning as alternative sources of news at a time when the TV stations were just broadcasting government-controlled programming, were blocked by the Centre for Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) for more than an hour.Canadian freelance journalist and researcher Chandler Vandergrift was seriously injured by shrapnel from an exploding grenade. He was taken to the Bangkok Christian hospital where he was reported to be still unconscious.Under a newly-introduced curfew, Bangkok residents cannot leave their homes after 8 pm._________________________________________________________________19 May 2010 A second journalist killed in BangkokReporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Italian freelance photographer Fabio Polenghi, 45, was killed during last night’s army assault on deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s “Red Shirt” supporters in Bangkok, and offers its condolence’s to Polenghi’s family. A Dutch reporter and a US documentary filmmaker were injured in the assault, in which a total of five people were killed. Three other journalists – a France 24 cameraman and two local newspaper photographers, one working for Matichon and the other for The Nation – have been injured in various clashes during the past few days.Polenghi is the second journalist to have been killed while covering Thailand’s crisis. Hiroyuki Muramoto, a Japanese cameraman working for the Reuters news agency, was fatally shot on 10 April. The findings of the official investigation into his death have never been released.“With two journalists killed and five wounded, the toll on the media has been heavy, while many others have only narrowly escaped death,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are stunned and outraged by the indiscriminate nature of this assault, which shows that the Thai authorities made little attempt to protect journalists in their desire to suppress the Red Shirt opposition.”The press freedom organisation added: “As in the case of Hiroyuki Muramoto, we call for an independent investigation into Fabio Polenghi’s death, including an autopsy and a ballistic study carried out in a transparent manner and, if necessary, with the help of foreign experts.”In the course of almost three decades in journalism, Polenghi had worked for many prestigious magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. He also made a documentary, called Cuban Line, and his work had been exhibited in Paris. He had been working in Thailand for the past three months for a European magazine.According to media reports, around 70 people have been killed and 1,700 have been injured since the demonstrations began in the Thai capital in mid-March. Reporters Without Borders had repeatedly urged both the Red Shirts and the security forces to act with restraint and to guarantee the safety of journalists. The press freedom organisation had also condemned the blocking of around 4,500 websites, which was partially designed to censor news about the crisis. Former Prime Minister Thaksin’s Twitter account has been blocked since this morning.The situation was particularly sensitive for journalists in Lumpini Park, the Bangkok square where the Red Shirts had massed, as they were exposed both to being targeted by the Red Shirts and to being caught in the gunfire coming from the security forces. As a result, journalists had for the past few weeks been unable to cover the crisis properly without taking many risks.The authorities had expressed their intention of keeping the media away from the crisis area and from the crackdown they were preparing. Arnaud Dubus, a reporter for the French daily Libération and Radio France Internationale, told Reporters Without Borders yesterday: This is the first time in Thailand that I feel that foreign journalists are really targeted.”Following the army assault, the Red Shirts announced that they were calling off their protests and their leaders surrendered to the police.———————Reporters Without Borders is saddened by Italian photo-journalist Fabio Polenghi’s death wednesday, 19th may 2010, during the army’s assault on the “Red Shirts” in Bangkok. This is a short video of the widely-appreciated journalist, appearing relaxed and happy, just a few days before his death.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKFZPV9HhL4 News August 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Thailandlast_img read more

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Tompkins Mahopac Bank Announces Bank President & CEO, Gerald J. Klein, Jr. to Retire;…

first_img TAGS  Gerald J. Klein, Jr. Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Tompkins Mahopac Bank Announces Bank President & CEO, Gerald J. Klein, Jr. to Retire; David DeMilia Appointed Successor By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Previous articleThe American Express® Gold Card Brings Back the Iconic Rose Gold Design & Launches a New Uber Cash BenefitNext articleAlation Wins Technology Innovation Award by Dresner Advisory Services for Fourth Consecutive Year Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Despite Aid, Some Borrowers Still Unable to Pay Bills

first_img 2020-09-09 Christina Hughes Babb Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Earlier in the year, while the CARES ACT did its part to offset the financial toll, in light of the lack of a new bipartisan deal, many people are scratching their heads as they wonder how to satisfy their financial obligations, according to WalletHub.Meantime, leveraging data like the average credit score, the change in the number of bankruptcy filings between January and July, and the share of people with accounts in distress. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across nine key metrics to illustrate where those challenges are particularly severe. WalletHub defines an account in distress as one which either is in forbearance or has its payments deferred.Among states with the most financially distressed individuals during the pandemic, Louisiana had a total score of 52.65, followed by Nevada, 48.74; Indiana, 47.70; Oklahoma, 47.01; and Florida, 46.50.While delinquencies sagged by 0.4% year over year in February, according to CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights report, with COVID-19 continuing to help fuel job losses, a spike was expected.”Delinquency and foreclosure rates were at a generational low in February as the U.S. unemployment rate matched a 50-year low,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. That said, the pandemic-induced closure of nonessential businesses caused the April unemployment rate to spike to its highest level in 80 years and will lead to a rise in delinquency and foreclosure, he continued. “By the second half of 2021, we estimate a four-fold increase in the serious delinquency rate, barring additional policy efforts to assist borrowers in financial distress.”In February, for the fifth consecutive month, no states posted a year-over-year increase in the overall delinquency rate, and Mississippi and Maine (both down 0.9 percentage points) recorded the largest declines. Only four metropolitan areas recorded small increases in overall delinquency rates and eight recorded increases in serious delinquency rates.“After a long period of decline, we are likely to see steady waves of delinquencies throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “The pandemic and its impact on national employment is unfolding on a scale and at a speed never before experienced and without historical precedent. The next six months will provide important clues on whether public and private sector countermeasures—current and future—will soften the blow and help us avoid the protracted, widespread foreclosures and delinquencies experienced in the Great Recession.” Related Articles  Print This Post About Author: Chuck Green Despite Aid, Some Borrowers Still Unable to Pay Bills Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: State-By-State, the Desire to Relocate Next: HUD Issues New CARES-Act Flexibilities Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Despite Aid, Some Borrowers Still Unable to Pay Bills Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago September 9, 2020 1,061 Views Subscribelast_img read more

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“We could have been attending a funeral today”

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows “We could have been attending a funeral today” Facebook Twitter Pinterest Previous articleNathan Boyle commits to Harps for Premier seasonNext articleCabinet to consider proposal for new flood relief scheme News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 The daughter of the owners of the Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville says the family could have been attending a funeral today after the building was set alight at the weekend.Aoife Mc Kenna has lived in the hotel with her parents for the past four years, and spoke on today’s Nine til Noon Show of arriving back to the hotel last Saturday night to see the building on fire and her father trying to get out.She told Greg Hughes the family agreed to a contract to house asylum seekers after two attempts to sell the hotel fell through.Aoife Mc Kenna says while she and the family expected some opposition, they didn’t expect an arson attack on the building………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aoife-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 27, 2018 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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