Despite the legal action (and victories) by the DoJ it doesn't seem to me like we've had any price drops to reurn us to the pre-cartel pricing. So apparently these guys get a slap on the wrist and will get to keep the fruits of their bad behaviour?
The rate varies by card and the high-end cards can have significant fees atttached. And as stores aren't allowed to pass the fees along to the card holder every person gets stuck paying for the rich guy with the black card. Ignoring that - cartels, collusion and price fixing are illegal.
My observation in Canada is that most places don't take amex.
I think there are two problems, the first being the press does not understand science - and hence run stories about wine being great for you without the understanding that the chemical mentioned is present in such minute quantities as to be irrelevant.
The second issue is that a lot of the public (and hence the press) does not differentiate between proper research and published books or perceived authorities (fuck you Dr Oz and Dr Phil) espousing bullshit.
In summary - one part snake oil, one part losing nuance.
Seems like this would be an education issue not a hiring issue. e.g. are there really a lot of underemployed / unemployed black or hispanics with CS degrees?
I suspect the tech industry has a high percentage of minorities due to Indians and other Asians ethnicity.
I tried to use Android Studio a few times in the early days but could never get it to launch. Failed with non-helpful errors and none of the solutions
Full disclosure - I'm an inactive Eclipse committer so while one might argue I have a dog in the race I should also be competent enough to get it to run!