Gee, You Don’t Suppose an Imbalance of Power in the Workplace Has Anything to Do With Wage Stagnation, Does It?

May 6, 2018

On the National Bureau of Economic Research site.

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Dear (Former) Fellow Denizens of the Fourth Estate . . .

April 29, 2018

I see some of you wringing your hands on social media about Michelle Wolf’s performance at the dinner last night and the reaction of the right (typically – embracing victimization) and how that damages your “objectivity.” Please stop, now and always. Yes, you want to avoid bias, but your job is accuracy in pursuit of truth, and you are allowed – in fact, required, to my way of thinking – to exercise judgment. You will nevereverevereverever placate the right on “objectivity.” Their media-bashing has nothing, zero, zip, zilch, nada to do with “fairness,” “balance,” or “objectivity.” Their purpose is to crush you. Their goal is for all public information to be under their ideological thumb. Do not let this happen.

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April 29th, 1968

April 29, 2018

In the midst of the unraveling, when the country seemed to be slouching towards Bethlehem to be re-born in violence, a plea for hope opened on Broadway.

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Her Name is Havana Chapman-Edwards

April 21, 2018

She is a first grader at Fort Hunt Elementary School in Alexandria, VA. She was the only student to walk out this past Friday to protest gun violence. We should all have such courage.

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Bicycle Day

April 19, 2018

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Albert Hofmann, April 17, 1943

April 17, 2018

“… affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors. After about two hours this condition faded away.”

Two days after, he would take the world’s most famous bicycle ride.

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Think of What Could Have Been . . . .

April 4, 2018

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