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Archive for September 24th, 2017

Workers Have Finally Caught Up to 1974

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Kevin Drum has a good post. From the post:

. . . This is what makes the whole “economic anxiety” interpretation of the 2016 election so peculiar. In 1992, workers had been getting stiffed for over a decade, and winning a campaign by appealing to this hardship made sense.

But in 2016? Wages have bounced around a bit, but basically workers have been making steady gains for over two decades. In particular, between 2012 and 2016 wages rose a healthy 1.35 percent per year—one of the country’s best 4-year periods since the late 60s—and the unemployment rate dropped more than three points. It’s easy to argue—and I do!—that worker gains should have been even higher, but it’s hard to argue that ordinary workers have been in such dire straits that they were willing to vote for anyone who promised to look out for them.

At the same time,  . . .

Read the whole thing.

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24 September 2017 at 3:33 pm

Trump seems to believe he can order people fired

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President Trump acts as though he somehow thinks he is king and can order sports teams to fire or suspend players and order news companies to fire individual commentators. This is not a good sign.

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24 September 2017 at 3:29 pm

This morning a shower before shaving, and a much better shave

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With new shower curtain installed, this morning I resumed my regular morning routine and showered before shaving, then using MR GLO at the sink. The lather was Nancy Boy Signature shaving cream, using the Wee Scot, and the razor was the wonderful Baili BR171, a $6 marvel. Three passes to perfection, and a splash of Alt-Innsbruck to top it off.

Canadians have more varieties of bacon: not only back bacon (“Canadian bacon” as it’s called in the US) and belly bacon (“bacon” as it’s called in the US), but also side bacon, which I cooked this morning: meat-to-fat ratio higher than belly bacon, and nicely chewy.

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24 September 2017 at 7:53 am

Posted in Food, Shaving

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