Under the Mountain Bunker

For swimming pools like this:


Source: ur-banize

Jobs created (estimated): pool boy, swimming waiter (?), sunscreen applier, nose wiper, towel holder…

Jobs destroyed: pay no attention to the companies that went into bankruptcy and the massive layoffs so this millionaire would get a large end-of-the-year bonus and / or stock dividends (taxed at a lower rate than our income).  Brand new minimum-wage jobs might be just around the corner for the newly unemployed!

THE TED PRESENTATION YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO SEE:

National Journal’s Jim Tankersley reported today that the wonkfest’s organizers decided not to post the video of a TED presentation by a venture capitalist named Nick Hanauer, who’d spoken about how the American middle class has been left behind:

“We’ve had it backward for the last 30 years,” [Hanauer] said. “Rich businesspeople like me don’t create jobs. Rather they are a consequence of an ecosystemic feedback loop…

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  1. The Translator Says:

    It’s a hard task to tag this post since it touches a number of topics at the same time. It’s funny cos, talking about just one of them, this afternoon I’ve been worried about how we’re almost always listening to explanations that have absolutely nothing to do with the questions we’ve asked, and that prevents us from finding a real solution.

    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103454/the-chewbacca-defense

    • Coming from what we could call a “true source”, it’s like a confession. But you may be right: too much fuss could, in the end, lead to a ………………… fuss.

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