Tagged: economy

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Ordinary World: Christmas Hangover

Your Ordinary World: Christmas Hangover edition, with links to stories you should catch up on now that the daily grind replaces merry & bright. Read, share, and discuss.

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Despite Promises, Another Black Monday for the Mahoning Valley

41 years after Youngstown’s “Black Monday” meant 5,000 lost jobs immediately and tens of thousands more to follow, the Mahoning Valley endures another day of 4-digit job loss with closure of General Motor’s Lordstown complex.

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Linky Friday: All in Due Time

Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, “All in Due Time” is the theme, with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.

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Linky Friday #57

Burt Likko fills in for Will Truman for this week’s aggregation of dozens of links to themed web randomness!

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The Child-Free Generation’s Hard Bargain With Capitalism

Flip through a few American newspapers and magazines, and it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that there’s a cultural obsession with fertility. (“Where Have All The Babies Gone?” “America’s Baby Bust.” “More...

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“Girls be making HBO shows, am I right?”

This gives a brief (if overly patronizing and insensitive) summary of what bothered me about HBO’s new show: Girls. I didn’t know much about it going in, other than I was pretty excited. Anyone...

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Troubleshooting Inequality

In the past quarter-year or so, the economic news for the United States has been unpredictable. The end of 2011 and the very beginning of 2012 brought reports of sustained if not extraordinary growth,...

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freeing the country from the credit trap

I’m sure many of you have had your fill of new perspectives on the financial crisis and the conditions that led to it; I thought I had, too. But I find the piece “Infinite...