Tag Archives: Economic Recovery

Another Chance to Get Things Right

So, another year begins, with another chance to get things right. That’s what those New Year’s resolutions are all about after all – going on a diet, and sticking to it this time, or finally exercising, every single day, or … Continue reading

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Not So Bad After All

There’s a common theme to Christmas movies – life isn’t that bad if you stop being a greedy asshole and look around. Alastair Sim nailed that in that 1951 version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – and Jimmy Stewart in … Continue reading

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Ending in Darkness

On a Friday one month before the midterm elections there were hints that the Republicans would retake the Senate and widen their majority in the House, and win all sorts state elections, furthering their ability to make abortion impossible, even … Continue reading

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The Final Outsourcing

Things are tough out there. Kids graduating from college hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt are finding there are no jobs, because the economy shifted: The deep recession wiped out primarily high-wage and middle-wage jobs. Yet the strongest employment … Continue reading

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Perpetual Twilight

Retirement is okay, if you’re fond of irony, and if you thrive on constant low-grade anxiety. The irony is structural – those of us who are now retired are the last Americans who ever will be. We spent our working … Continue reading

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Battleground Ohio

Cincinnati is a pretty nice place – here are pages and pages of photographic proof – but nothing much happens there. Mark Twain once said that if the world came to an end he wanted to be in Cincinnati. Everything … Continue reading

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A Very Bad Friday

TGIF – the fake-hip fake-fine-dining national restaurant chain – was built on a marketing gimmick. And it’s quite obvious. Everyone is giddy, or at least satisfyingly relieved, when Friday rolls around – you want to party and start a weekend … Continue reading

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