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The Jungle, Revisited

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On April 7, 2012
The meat would be shoveled into carts, and the man who did the shoveling would not trouble to lift out a rat even when he saw one—there were things that went into the sausage in comparison with which a poisoned rat was a tidbit. There was no place for the men to wash their hands […]

The 40 Hour Week

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On March 14, 2012

Speaking of the new Gilded Age, Sara Robinson has an outstanding piece on the decline of the 40 hour work week. Many interesting points. Robinson puts a lot of blame on the rise of Silicon Valley as t

Presidential

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On December 1, 2011

Newt clarifies his comments from last week that poor students should replace janitors in schools. They shouldn’t do all the work. Just jobs like cleaning the bathrooms. And doesn’t this ma

This ain’t good: Three arms of government, all ostensibly representing the same people, have been at an impasse over who should be responsible for — and pay for — prosecuting people accused of misdemeanor cases of domestic violence. City leaders had blamed the Shawnee County district attorney for handing off such cases to the city […]

Hungry Muppet

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On October 5, 2011

Well, leave it to the always excellent Sesame Street to be one of the first major artistic endeavors to take on the current economic crisis, reaching to the growing number of hungry children with a ch

On the Deal

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On December 7, 2010

Needless to say, I don’t have much to add to Krugman and Rortybomb.    The deal, once you accept that the cave-in on extending the Bush tax cuts was inevitable, was better than expected.  

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