Tag Archives: The Economy

The Adults Talking In the Other Room

It’s always the adults talking in the other room. Back in the fifties they smoked cigars and sipped scotch and talked business, in some private language with terms kids didn’t understand – stuff about deferred dividends and selling short and … Continue reading

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The Little Big Freeze

It was the late breaking news on Monday, January 25: Facing voter anger over mounting budget deficits, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011, administration officials said Monday. … Continue reading

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What We Do

True story – it was December 14 in Paris almost ten years ago, cold and dark at dawn, followed by heavy rain, and I was bleary-eyed from staying up all night watching CNN-International in the hotel room. Somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Running in Place for No Reason

It’s endemic to English majors. You know you were born too late. You were supposed to have been hanging around Paris in the twenties, nodding politely to Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, John … Continue reading

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