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    Pretty much it in a nutshell.

    Mo: it's unfortunate that the EcOnOmY was built by the ones in charge of the money. They engineered it to favour themselves: the ones most able to take advantage of all its perks. I couldn't give a flying fuck about how well the economy is going. Good or bad, it really doesn't change our fortunes. Think about it.

    It is not a system built to help us. We are just part of the machine.

    So it follows that any discussion of the economy feels like people talking fucking Latin or Swahili to the rest of us: our eyes just glaze over and pray for the sports reports to come in the next news segment. We hear words like "the dollar is strong" and we think that's great, but the word in English doesn't mean the same that it does in economics.

    What's more, the ones who built the news industry are also some of the people who are rich, so they're also in a position to make money off our productivity while we toil away and make only the amount of money that we are allowed to make. Would you trust them to deliver news in a way that allows us to benefit at their own expense?

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    Also:

    Debt saddled upon future generations = BAD

    Climate change saddled upon future generations = now is not the time to talk about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    Also:

    Climate change saddled upon future generations = Generation Crystal
    There, fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Trump
    “And then they did dumps. They call ‘em dumps. Big, massive dumps.”
    Wise words...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    Pretty much it in a nutshell.

    Mo: it's unfortunate that the EcOnOmY was built by the ones in charge of the money. They engineered it to favour themselves: the ones most able to take advantage of all its perks. I couldn't give a flying fuck about how well the economy is going. Good or bad, it really doesn't change our fortunes. Think about it.

    It is not a system built to help us. We are just part of the machine.

    So it follows that any discussion of the economy feels like people talking fucking Latin or Swahili to the rest of us: our eyes just glaze over and pray for the sports reports to come in the next news segment. We hear words like "the dollar is strong" and we think that's great, but the word in English doesn't mean the same that it does in economics.

    What's more, the ones who built the news industry are also some of the people who are rich, so they're also in a position to make money off our productivity while we toil away and make only the amount of money that we are allowed to make. Would you trust them to deliver news in a way that allows us to benefit at their own expense?
    You ain't lying man. I been preaching that to people forever. The stock market =/= the economy. The stock market is ONE indicator of the overall health of the economy. And it mostly indicates the state of the economy for those that have the disposable income to put money in the stock exchange.
    Another thing I keep reminding people is that their employer can "afford" to pay them those wages because they make much more than that $/ hr amount in their business. "Chuck, you get $29/ hr because the company makes $100 per hour off your labor!!"

    To me, the a better indicator is how much disposable income does the average person/ family/ group have after they take care of bills and food. The economy that can support lots of recreation the better and ours was, kinda, but really it was more from lots of people want to go to a Lakers/ Cowboys/ Penguins game, but realistically, how many can afford to go to several games, rather than just the one game thy circled because their cousin Bobby was gonna be in town. I know lot's of people who never went to a sports game, or only one. Who never went on vacation, or only one. (And often just to their relatives!) Comedy shows. Concerts. Retreats. Races. Festivals. Etc. There are many ways of recreation. And the side benefits, the psychological lift, the reduction of stress, etc etc etc.

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    Is it Too Late to Save ‘America’s Amazon’?

    Alabama is in a very precarious situation. We have the worst environmental laws in the country and the state environmental agency has been the lowest funded of any state going back decades. So there’s very little enforcement. Maybe that’s because nobody realized how rich this place was in terms of diversity, so there was no move to protect it.
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    Speaking of Alabama and Amazon...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...workers-union/

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