Book Report: Economix by Michael Goodwin

Looking for a primer on economics that’s not all addled economics gobbledy-gook that reads like Milton Friedman and puts you to sleep? Well, this graphic text book might be what you want if you want to understand socialism and capitalism and communism and any of the other ism trends. Mr….

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It’s Just A Bunch of Trees @ Marcus Center

This post will be a bit different than my usual rant. But after years of talking about it and not getting any concessions from the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, the Milwaukee Symphony is preparing their own home in the old Grand Theater on Wisconsin Avenue. With the loss…

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Yes Donald, There Is A Difference Between News Coverage and a Comedy Show!

Every fifth grader knows that! I acquired this screen capture from a third party. I couldn’t find an active version on President Trump’s Twitter account. This would be sad if it weren’t quite so scary. But confirmation of the Tweet is included in the link above.

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Are We Sure This Is The Advertising We Want Post #MeToo?

High fashion advertising trends toward the edgy from time to time, but in a post #MeToo era exactly what was Valentino thinking?? [this appeared in the Sunday New York Times Style Section 2/11/2018]

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NPR Reads The Declaration of Independence!

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The New York Times and The Washington Post Fight Back

For the first time in forever, the New York Times purchased ad time on the Oscars Telecast: There has been a great deal of controversy around the ad from the left, from the media, and Twitter’s number one account holder. I am not sure exactly what they hope to accomplish…but…

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Some Thoughts On the H1-B Visas

One of the next targets under consideration for modification or deletion under the Trump regime’s fascination with immigration is the H-1B visa. These visas allow companies to import talented employees from overseas. They are not considered to be immigrants and the visas have time limits. These employees are frequently IT…

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Author Thomas Frank coming to Boswell Books on March 22!

From my email inbox comes news that Thomas Frank, the author of Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? will be coming to Boswell Books. The event is starts at 7:00 p.m. and it’s free, and Boswell Books is located at 2559 North Downer Avenue in…

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Walk Of Life Project

This has nothing to do with politics or Wisconsin or Milwaukee or nothing. It is a cultural absurdity that I found amusing this morning. After 120 Years, Cinema Has Finally Achieved Its Full Potential, With the Help of Dire Straits It can take a long time for humanity to figure…

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Cleaning out the inbox: A Comment On The Domes Issues

As most Milwaukeeans know, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory has been closed for more than a few weeks due to safety issues related to extended deferred maintenance. Also known as the Domes for the iconic geodesic domes that comprise the conservatory, they have stimulated a great deal of debate on…

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