Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello, again, Everyone.  The morning news noted that the liquidation of Hostess now has judicial approval.  And the top management will split almost $2million in bonuses.  Lovely!! (sarcasm alert) Those boys got paid while running the company into bankruptcy and now they are rewarded with bonuses.  See this from Firedoglake for more info on the obscenity.

More than 30 years ago I read a little book titled The Case Against College.  At the time I thought the author was full of crap.  I had been raised on the belief that College was good in its own right and a path to 'advancement' (what ever that might mean).  Now I think the author was somewhat prescient.  Yves Smith (Naked Capitalism) makes the case in the modern context.  The major problem is that the degrees are far to expensive--to expensive for most of us to simply pursue as a means of self-improvement and way too expensive in relation to the job opportunities to be a good investment.

I think it was Einstein who defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.  Evidently our political leaders are (mostly) insane.  Frankly, the whole political environment has been insane for at least a decade.

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