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Father John Misty might be my hero. If someone tells you the sharing economy is the future of work, you may be doing the sharing, but he’s making the money.
Justified is back on the TV for the sixth and final season. For some reason I had assumed that Elmore Leonard served a more or less symbolic role as a producer. But when he died the show – and the world – were certainly less for it. I read that the final one is greatly improved and focused, but I can’t bring myself to do it. The older I get (and I’m pretty damn close to the day when I start getting solicitations from AARP) the less I care what other people think, say, or do. Especially when they think, say, or do something about me.
Jonathan Chait is concerned about “real liberals” (who sound surprisingly like third-way moderates) getting boxed in by a new class of PC brownshirts on the far left. I’m not. I am more concerned about the way people, via social and traditional media, can drive a simple, human mistake made by a small, simple human being into a galactic catastrophe… for one week or less. When that week is over, we move on to the next outrage, but the people who were subject to that thermonuclear scrutiny have to host that tumor for the rest of their lives or professional careers. “”One more bit of historical perspective: between the time of the Great Depression and the beginning of the Reagan era—from 1928 to 1979—”the share of income held by the top 1 percent declined in every state but one.”
From the Reagan era to the latest recession—from 1979 to 2007—the complete opposite has been true. There has been “a rise in every state in the top 1 percent’s share of income.””” Seriously, when are people going to figure this out and sharpen the blades on the national razor?