I’m of two minds about this New York Times paywall thing, because I do want reporters and writers to get well paid. I just don’t agree that their jobs should be in jeopardy because the parent company went on a years-long acquisitions binge that included a baseball team. (Did you know that the Times was making a profit until it bought all those other companies? This is all about pleasing Wall Street.)
Alan Greenspan writes that regulators “can’t” do the job asked of them by the new Dodd-Frank law because “no one” has such skills — because, you know, he didn’t.
Carl Jung, genius!
Assholism spreading across state lines:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel of Ohio lawmakers made a bill to limit collective bargaining rights for 350,000 public workers even tougher for unions on Tuesday, as the state moved closer to Wisconsin-style restrictions.
A Republican-controlled House labor committee voted 9-6 along party lines to send the bill to the full House. Its approval of the legislation was met with chants of “Shame on you!” from the several hundred demonstrators gathered outside the hearing room.
“I don’t hear your supporters out there!” one man inside the room shouted to lawmakers.
A vote on the bill in the GOP-controlled House could come Wednesday. The Senate, also led by Republicans, passed the bill earlier this month on a 17-16 vote and would have to agree to the changes before Gov. John Kasich could sign it into law. The new Republican governor also supports the bill.
Watch as dad and musician Jorge Narvaez sings alongside his daughter Alexa for an amazing acoustic performance of the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros song “Home.” On his official Youtube page, Jorge explains that he’s a proud single dad working his way through college and this video is him enjoying some “good times” with his daughter.
And what does the band think of Jorge and Alexa’s cover of their song? On their Facebook page, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros posted the video, along with the comment, “beautiful in every way.”