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Enter the Young

Article XXIX [of the Constitution]: Every adult who needs it shall be given meaningful work to do, at a living wage. -Kurt Vonnegut If you’re young and voted for Obama, then you deserve to be unemployed. That’s more or less ...

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Why ‘______ of the Year’ is silly (access required)

Merriam-Webster makes their word of the year decision based on the number of searches. This means that searches for the word “austerity” were higher than any other words. If that’s the case, I suggest that we focus on vocabulary building ...

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‘Tis the season for giving

A simple Google search on giving and happiness yields several results indicating that Adam Smith might have been right: giving makes us happier over time. Here is the beginning of his seminal work, A Theory of Moral Sentiments. “How selfish ...

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Inside Job needs outside help

Inside Job, the new documentary that attempts to explain the financial crisis in two hours or less by simplifying complex problems into categories of good and bad, earned praise by most reviewers. How can you not enjoy a film that ...

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A brave new body politic

It’s a whole new body politic. The rise of instant technology has altered our approach to politics, not just on the campaign trail. We expect legislative, economical, and political change as quickly our communications devices deliver the latest tweet, and ...

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JUMP can’t get no satisfaction

“It’s the gateway to downtown – the front door to Boise,” so says the JUMP committee at last night’s Boise Young Professional Lounging series, where JUMP met mixed reviews. As one audience member said, “I am in favor of it ...

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Thank goodness for Civil Discourse

The Holidays officially began this week, unless you count the retailers Christmasing-up their stores on November 1st. I do, but that’s because I worked retail once-upon-a-time. This past week our liberal friends recounted the devastation the White Man caused on ...

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