Stores Know When You’re Pregnant, Upward Mobility Myth and Carnivals

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Here is some reading that I came across this past week that I found interesting.

How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did: Kind of a scary article, but one that should wake you up to how much information stores can garner from your shopping habits. Stores are data mining your purchases so that they can predict what you might be buying in the near future and they can get the sale. These store cards do get you discounts, but you are probably providing the store a lot more information than you ever thought you were. Something to consider…

The Mobility Myth: Why everyone overestimates American equality of opportunity: An interesting read that takes aim at one

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One Response to Stores Know When You’re Pregnant, Upward Mobility Myth and Carnivals

  1. Monkey Mama says:

    Wow, that Forbes article is fascinating. Kind of scary, but kind of fascinating.

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