Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Greetings good citizen,

Yesterday the markets lost no time in surging straight past the 13,000 point barrier, and pushed the NASDAQ to a new record high, on the alleged ‘strength’ of the retail sales report (which was mostly driven by inflation!)

Not that there is anything (beyond agitating for a congressional investigation into the matter) you can do about ‘blatant fraud’ in the financial markets.

Under the category of ‘really now?’ we have this little tidbit to kick off today’s offering:


On March 14, 1900, Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act.

Honestly, good citizen, how many of you thought we were on the ‘Gold Standard’ from the get go? (I know I was under that impression.)

Well, the ‘Gold Standard’ only lasted ‘til 1972 when it was abandoned for an ‘anything goes’, er, can’t quite bring myself to call it a ‘system’, because it isn’t. So I guess anything goes is going to have to stand alone!

Um, you don’t need me to admonish you not to be misled; these new ‘record highs’ are as meaningless as the previous ones were as neither had any relationship with real world economic performance. All of this is only ‘eyewash’ for the economically feeble minded!

On a more, er, ‘sensitive’ topic, it is tough for an Eeyore like me to start bashing (and this isn’t the first time) the team who is supposedly on the same side I’m on…although there is no ‘connection’ between (progressive) liberals and Anarchists, thus the ‘ideological differences’.

While we’re here, there is also absolutely zero connection between (true) Anarchists and those asshole Libertarians who mistake ‘rules without rulers’ to mean ‘no rules’ whatsoever!

But I digress, it is not the Libertarians I’m kicking in the shins today, it’s the so-called ‘progressives’

Apparently the have been ‘toeing the company line’ for far too long!
This is what work looks like now. It’s been this way for so long that most American workers don’t realize that for most of the 20th century, the broad consensus among American business leaders was that working people more than 40 hours a week was stupid, wasteful, dangerous, and expensive — and the most telling sign of dangerously incompetent management to boot.

It’s a heresy now (good luck convincing your boss of what I’m about to say), but every hour you work over 40 hours a week is making you less effective and productive over both the short and the long haul. And it may sound weird, but it’s true: the single easiest, fastest thing your company can do to boost its output and profits -- starting right now, today -- is to get everybody off the 55-hour-a-week treadmill, and back onto a 40-hour footing.

Yes, this flies in the face of everything modern management thinks it knows about work. So we need to understand more. How did we get to the 40-hour week in the first place? How did we lose it? And are there compelling bottom-line business reasons that we should bring it back?

Yes, Susie makes an excellent reference to ‘the search for excellence’ thinking that is behind the misguided management practices we see today but it seems she doesn’t have a firm grip on the scope of the unemployment situation.

And what will have to be done to ‘realign’ the economy!

It is ‘unsurprising’ to see progressives locked onto the old 40-hour workweek (while totally ignoring the fact that there aren’t enough 40-hour jobs to go around to make even half of our society, er, ‘viable’.)

In order to cut the workweek in half and double the workforce we would need to halve the average living expense in the process! (Under my proposal (A Simple Plan) that involves ‘wiping out’ the Real Estate market, it’s ‘artificial’ anyway.)

I also ‘wipe out’ the entire financial sector but there are other reasons behind that move.

Again, while we’re here, explaining things, I also ‘re-purpose’ commerce to its ‘original goal’ of meeting the needs of society (as opposed to merely ‘enriching its owners’!)

So yeah, the only way to ‘solve’ the unemployment crisis is to cut the work week/day in half…So why are the dimwit progressives stuck on a ‘forty hour schedule’?

Well, we live in a ‘forty hour’ economy (Which is also a grave ‘mis-perception’, a perfect example of ‘middle class myopia’!)

Which brings us full circle to another decidedly disturbing ‘elephant in the room’,

Who stands for the workers and where the hell are they?

Understand good citizen, that the ‘middle class-knowledge worker’ does NOT consider themselves a ‘worker’, they think of themselves as ‘professionals’ who provide a ‘service’.

It is bullshit like this that has caused the ‘working class’ to disappear from the public lexicon!

There are the ‘poor’ (which are generally acknowledged to be the former ‘working class’) there is the ‘middle class’ (who consider themselves the ‘professional next door’) and there are the ‘rich’ who those middle class professionals all work for (even in retail!)

Is it any wonder our nation doesn’t work, all of the workers have been ‘wiped out’!

Which you and I both know isn’t true. There are still plenty of hardworking people keeping the lights burning and making the trains run on schedule.

How fucking sad is it that these hard working people don’t have ANY political support in the current government?

Just another thing to chew on while you’re trying to figure out if you’re a worker or not…

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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