— Senator Lindsey Graham, who appears to be quoting a chapter from his upcoming novella, “Missing the Point Entirely: The Lindsey Graham Story.”
— Striking Reading, Mass. Verizon worker Paul Murphy • Offering his take on the negotiations that led to the first strike Verizon’s had in over a decade. The strike, which involves the company’s landline workers, flared up after the company pushed to make it easier to fire workers and give raises based on performance, not seniority. The company says that the workers are among the highest-paid telecommunications workers in the industry, and that they have no plans to outsource workers. (h/t John Ness) source (via • follow)
- freebroccoli asked:What did you mean, that "works of Ayn Rand" are "not technically libertarian"? Or were you referring exclusively to Orwell in that remark?
Ayn Rand was personally extremely clear that she was not a libertarian. For example, she said:
[Libertarians] are not defenders of capitalism....
Bar is in two days.
I feel okay about it, but I’m still lowkey terrified. In all honesty, I don’t know how I feel. But I’ve done what I can to...
Two rich economies, relatively similar in structure, reacted very differently to the global financial shock of late 2008. In America output sank...”
- “Please have no leniency on me. To remain in prison for the rest of my life would be the greatest honor you could give me.”—
Megan Rice, the 84-year-old...
- I think that makes it the 7th 'banker' suicide in a week or so, doesn't it?