I sympathize very much with the two groups of fine arts students currently in the news: the University of Southern California MFA class that quit, en masse, after issues with funding and work opportunities; and the Art Institute students fighting for student loan forgiveness after the announcment that most of the for-profit Art Institute campuses would be shut down.
Remember how I went grocery shopping last week and said “but it doesn’t feel like I bought any food?” Well, I was right on that count.
What’s going to happen next? The banks will be fined, of course. So far, no individual bank employees have been indicted, in part because (to quote the NYT) “the banks long ago dismissed most of the employees suspected of wrongdoing.”
My 1 thing is to create an iconic advertising campaign. No. Wait. It’s to buy a birthday card. But I’ll pick an iconic birthday card!
At that point I wanted to bang my forehead against the mirrored wall and ask “does everything cost some ridiculous amount of money these days?” Glasses should cost no more than $150. My health insurance program should give me at least some kind of discount on my eye exam and my new frames.
What becomes immediately obvious, when you start apartment hunting, is that there are no apartments.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council made plans to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15/hr by 2020. This comes after a series of #FightFor15 protests, including a 15-day hunger strike in front of LA’s City Hall.
It must be great to have a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist on your superhero team. ‘Cause none of those other Avengers are bringing in any income.