Tag Archives: Structural Unemployment

Every Man a King

“Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the … Continue reading

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No Dead Frogs

The story about the boiled frog is apocryphal – that means it isn’t true, it only sounds true. But you know how the story goes – the frog sits in the warm water, all comfortable, and the water temperature keeps … Continue reading

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Structural Matters

This time it’s different. People always say that, and they believe it – but most of the time it really isn’t different. Maybe things fell apart with that sweet young thing who was your sweetheart – and this time it’s … Continue reading

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For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

If you drive down Gower Street out here it ends at Melrose Avenue, and on your left there’s that giant concrete globe on top of the old RKO building – like you used to see as the RKO movie started. … Continue reading

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Facebook in the Age of Social Holocaust

The people of Egypt may have used Facebook to start a revolution – which may or may not actually topple the government. There has been much written about that – see Newsweek with Inside Egypt’s Facebook Revolt for example. But … Continue reading

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The Fraud Nightmare Becomes Reality

Al Franken, before he loosed his inner policy wonk and became a senator, used to mock the self-esteem movement – see Daily Affirmations by Stuart Smalley – “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me!” Yeah, … Continue reading

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Lost Labor Day

It’s the mattress sales. That’s how you know it’s Presidents Day or Labor Day – folks on radio and television breathlessly telling you about a great deal on queen sets or something. Some of the ads are urgent – in … Continue reading

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