Tag Archives: Workers are Scum

Switching National Myths

The current Republican line is that American workers are, in general, greedy whiners, ruining everything. It’s the business owners, the bold capitalists, who are the real heroes – now under attack by useless employees demanding higher wages, and better or … Continue reading

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Remembering King Pyrrhus of Epirus

For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Everything has a cost, so don’t kid yourself. There’s no free lunch. And there are always unintended consequences, so don’t whine when things don’t turn out the way you promised everyone … Continue reading

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News of the First Shot Fired

Often there seems no point in discussing breaking news – there are transitory events that seem a big deal, but a week later whatever it was doesn’t seem a big deal at all. Entertainment stories are like that. In a … Continue reading

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