Posts tagged ‘economy’

Cubanomics

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I’m back from the little/big island of Cuba. What to say? It’s so hard to explain the absurdity of a falsely communist state. Cuba’s decaying government is riddled with hypocrisy/poor man socialism, and to top it off, its citizens are not granted the right to express themselves. For an American youth to understand this sad mixture of unrelenting stupidity and faux-Marxist values, I can only sum it up by saying:

“Cuba, is, like, totally gay.”

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June 24, 2009 at 2:15 pm 2 comments

The New York Times: They’re Just Like Us!

Or, you know, not.  This is one of the most obnoxious pieces the Times has published on the recession, and seems especially oblivious given that six hundred thousand people lost their jobs in January alone.  Read this, and tell me how much sympathy you feel for these poor, salary-capped executives:

Barbara Corcoran, a real estate executive, said that most well-to-do families take at least two vacations a year, a winter trip to the sun and a spring trip to the ski slopes.

Total minimum cost: $16,000. (more…)

February 11, 2009 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

December In Detroit

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People wait in a several block line to receive gifts of food, personal care, household items and toys at the A Miracle in Motown event, part of the nationwide program to help working poor and disadvantaged families December 18, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. About 5,000 families are expected to receive enough food at the event to supplement meals for a family of four for a week. A Miracle in Motown is sponsored by The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) along with Feed The Children, Great Redeemer Christian Church and The Bing Group. An estimated one in three Detroiters lives in poverty, making the city the poorest large city in America. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

via Gawker

This breaks my heart, but it’s also amazing that people have donated 60,000 meals worth of food.  I am absolutely convinced that empathy is the most important quality people can have if we’re going to weather this economy, so journalism like this is vital.  Screw Newsweek and their “luxury shame” or the Times and their articles about *gasp* shopping at K-Mart, just like the poors!  We’re all in this together, and the more we can remind ourselves of that, the sooner we’ll be back on our feet and buying Xboxes for Christmas without having to skip a rent payment.

December 18, 2008 at 7:30 pm 2 comments

Wherein I Complain About The Economy

Economics is stupid. The stock market is based purely on the whims of people who will sell millions of dollars worth of stock in reaction to an internet rumor that Steve Jobs had a heart attack, and the very foundation of our country rests on their shoulders. In the days just prior to the election, the market made huge gains in anticipation of an Obama victory. On November 5th, everyone realized that even though he won, he wasn’t actually going to be able to do anything until he was inaugurated in January, and stocks plummeted again. In the last couple days, the market went up. According to the New York Times, “The market’s abrupt about-face left investors and analysts grasping for explanations. ‘I have no idea,’ said Michael Feroli, an economist at J.P. Morgan Chase.”Wall Street

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November 13, 2008 at 7:48 pm 2 comments


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