The death toll from the recent collapse of a factory mill in Bangladesh is now over 1,000. It’s been reported that many workers were aware of the risks but went in because they would otherwise be fired.
Regulations and unions are discouraged by international companies, which makes Bangladeshi…
What a pain in the ass!
Costco CEO Craig Jelinek supports raising the minimum wage.
Costco announced record profits today, averaging $10,000 in profit per employee compared to $7,400 at Walmart.
The secret to Costco’s success is paying employees well, providing benefits, and giving them an opportunity to unionize.
So large corporations’ excuses that treating & paying workers well would damage profits are all a crock of shit.
Gustave Crauk (1827-1905) Portrait d’une jeune japonaise
My little sister is having a little trouble with a person at her school because she likes reading and this person deems it ‘not cool’.
I want to prove to her that there are lots of people who love reading and think it is very much cool :D
A little reblog would be amazing! Thank you!
Unquestionably one of the coolest things on Earth, if not the coolest.
Reading is AWESOME!
Yes, reading is cool, but what I want to know is who is this chump she is listening to?
Concerts of 2013 - #8: The Smashing Pumpkins, AWOL Nation
It’s hard to think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night, and this indeed was what I did this past Tuesday. The show was at Red Hat Amphitheatre in downtown Raleigh with AWOL Nation opening.
Speaking of the opener, I didn’t actually find them all that interesting. It kind of wasn’t really my scene. They were more classically rockers than I expected them to be, straight down to head banging at some points. But none of their songs caught my imagination. Also, I think the lead singer is going to have a short career. His voice already sounds like it’s starting to go. Well, it was still light out and I had a book, so I listened to their music and read on the lawn.
Then the Pumpkins hit the stage and rocked it for a solid two hours. They opened with a couple of classics, Where Boys Fear to Tread and Zero. From there they played a couple from Zeitgeist, a couple more from Mellon Collie, one from the Aeroplane Flies High, a couple from, well from all over their career. They played the older stuff for the first 45-50 minutes and then switched to Oceania for about the same amount of time before switching back to old stuff.
If you’re concerned about Billy being the only original member, don’t be The newer members of the band are extremely talented people, and they all get their opportunities to show off. The ensemble was so very together, solid, professional, passionate. In particular the arrangement of Tales of a Scorched Earth was flabbergasting, but nothing they played wasn’t up to snuff. I recommend going to this show if you get the chance.
What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
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It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!
Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.
So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
- Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
- Buy a house
- Buy a new car
- PLAN to have children
- Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.
read the commentary above ^^
we’re not buying houses or cars because we can’t afford them. We went to college and took out a shit ton of student loans and now we’re fucked.
Lately I’ve getting s new follower every couple of days, but I’m pretty sure most of them are bots. They’re all “design” blogs. This happening to anyone else?
Don’t you just love his crazy-eye?
…it must have been while you were kissing me.