Our Classless Society
Some minimum wage coverage in the New York Times.
The things that run through my mind when a stranger asks me for money.
Once upon a time, a rich person built a poor house for formerly rich people so they wouldn’t have to feel poor if they lost all their money. It didn’t last.
Molly Crabapple has a cool essay at Vice about money and meritocracy.
NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan addressed the paper’s coverage of poverty in her Saturday column. Her verdict: “The Times’s coverage of poverty strikes me as a paradox. It is both top-notch and too occasional. Improving that is not impossible.”
John Kiriakou blew the whistle on the CIA waterboarding people and now he’s in federal prison in Pennsylvania for 30 months. He sent this letter to his lawyer from jail. Very good letter. Very interesting. Very much inspires me to not want to go to jail. Wasn’t wanting to go before, definitely not wanting to go now. Let’s all do the right things and stay out of jail, okay? Except as Mr. Kiriakou shows, that’s not enough actually! Not enough at all.