Jun 25, 2014
commented on Want to Feel Like You're on Acid Right Now?
No. I want the old Slog back, the one that didn't have interminable, nonsensical blocks of music "reviews" for bands no one has ever given a quarter-shit about, including the band member's immediate families.
Jun 11, 2014
commented on President Obama on the Recent Shootings
Also, that was a great answer by Obama. Measured, careful, and eminently reasonable: he's channeling FDR's famous (if possibly apocryphal) "I agree with you. I want to do it, now make me do it.” back to the American people. And, of course, it'll make the ammo-sexuals completely nuts.
Jun 3, 2014
commented on Stop Demonizing "Burger-Flippers" and Start Thinking About Solutions
@27 "Consumers demand increasingly lower prices for the products they want, and businesses demand increasingly higher profit, with the workers caught in between."
I would venture that there is a link between the consumers demanding lower prices and the workers getting squeezed: if you're not making much, you need to buy the cheapest things available to you. It's a vicious circle, the opposite of what we saw in the post WW2 years, when workers used their relatively larger disposable income to afford more, and better, stuff..