Saturday, June 13, 2015

Have We No Shame?

June 10, 2015
Why are people with jobs going hungry?

Right now, working poor are making decisions about whether to eat or pay rent; whether to feed their children or buy their own medicine; whether to eat breakfast before work, or keep the heat on later that night.

June 12, 2015
Just top it with a hot dog? One surprising new trend

On Thursday, Pizza Hut plans to debut a new spin on the summer staple—a pizza with 28 bite-sized hot dogs baked into the crust and served with a side of mustard.


Mr Slippery said...

The lady with the palindrome name, Lauren Bush Lauren, answers her own question in the first sentence of her article:

The promise of a meritocracy is a simple one: Each individual will be compensated in proportion to his or her labor.

Who made any kind of promise of a meritocracy? I forgot what amendment to the constitution that was. It is certainly worse now that the Fed can create unlimited credit, but I don't think anyone ever promised a meritocracy.

I haven't tried the hot dog crust, but I have tried a cronut. Shameless.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Mr Slippery,

The Meritocracy Amendment is located right after the State Lottery Amendment.

Nothing says meritocracy like randomly picking lucky numbers and having all of one's financial dreams come true. Well, or um, paying a voluntary tax to help fund state governments should the lucky numbers not be lucky enough.

Troy said...

^ speaking of 'rents'

frogs and a pot of water comes to mind.

One of these days we're going to have to have housing policy that tries to reduce the cost of living in housing, not increase it.

Stagflationary Mark said...


One would think that once the population stops growing, so too real rents.

Of course, that day could be a long ways off. Or not. There are lots of ways for the population to stop growing, many of which would not be considered optimal (war, disease, natural disasters, ...).