Jack Saturday

Monday, June 29, 2015

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1316-1318

Given the dismal first quarter, the economy is set to grow at an annual rate of 2 percent to 3 percent for the year, its pace through much of the recovery that began in mid-2009. That is enough to deliver lopsided results, in which income and wealth accrue to those at the top of the economic ladder. It is not enough to pull up wages and salaries for everyone else.
The overarching cause of the economy’s inability to achieve and sustain robust growth is the continued failure to employ everyone who wants and needs a job.
Unemployment is still above the pre-recession levels in Washington, D.C. and 36 states....
The average unemployment rate in the past year for college grads ages 21 to 24 was 7.2 percent, compared to 5.5 percent in the pre-recession year of 2007. Their underemployment rate, which includes those who do not have full-time hours, is 14.9 percent, compared to 9.6 percent in 2007

The situation is even worse for recent high school graduates....
    New York Times
     [emphasis JS]

...when I find a remark disgusting, or have my hands, shoulders and hips held for uncomfortably long periods of time by men I don’t know, I have to suppress my natural reaction. I try to ignore it, or feign amusement, all for the sake of the guest’s experience, my job security and the chance of a good tip. It’s easy to have ideals, but reconciling them with the need to pay rent is a more difficult task in a town with few professional opportunities.
Brittany Bronson
New York Times
APRIL 17, 2015

Thing I've always noticed, people don't commit suicide for love,
as you'd expect, that's just a fancy of novelists; 
they commit suicide because they haven't got any money.
I wonder why that is.
The Night-Nurse
Somerset Maugham
Of Human Bondage


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