Poverty and Austerity

I go through phases where I spend time on personal development.  This particular phase involves cutting back and living with a little more austerity. I have cut the cable and rid myself of a home phone. I got rid of my 3G on my iPad. It’s a transition not without its headaches, but I think […]

The poor pay too many taxes…

A common refrain by anti-tax advocates, is that the rich pay too many taxes, and the poor not enough. Often they complain that if there weren’t so many social programs, our taxes would be much lower. Furthermore, there seems to be no connection, between their rhetoric about social programs, and the percentage that we actually […]


Why does overtime always start after your shift? And not before it? My husband is currently working an 11am to 8pm shift. (more or less). His travel time is about 1.5 hours. Because he is the low man on the totem pole, he is subject to mandatory overtime. Great! More money for us. Not so […]