Happy Labor Day!


Coffee for Closers wishes you a Happy Labor Day.  Unfortunately, one of the more pressing issues this holiday season is labor itself.  Due to our current economic situation, it’s either a Recession or  a Depression depending on whether or not you have a job.  The job shortage has created a situation where people, regardless of their background or qualifications, will go after any job simply because it pays the bills.  But this time I won’t bore you with an overlong essay on political economy.  (If you are actually interested, do yourself a favor and read some Marx, read some Milton Friedman, read some Paul Krugman, and others.)

Here’s the ending montage to the Wire: Season 2.  The devastating effects of organized crime, de-industrialization, class stratification, and political corruption get showcased in little over 6 minutes.  (If you haven’t seen the series, see it.  It more than lives up to the hype.)

Here Patton Oswalt tells a whimsical tale of technological advancement and the modern American labor force.

Finally, George Carlin gives us his personal solution to paying the deficit.

 

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