I was super confused about why “three-day weekend!” kept popping up on various social media places until I remembered that today is Good Friday, and, like, really? That’s still a thing your offices close completely for? Okay.
My building’s lobby was strangely quiet this morning — then I realized that it’s Good Friday and Wall Street is closed, which means all of the d-bag money managers who work in the building are home recovering from last night’s hangover.
“There’s nothing “normal” about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a society has to make, and it’s a choice we need to make again in this generation, if we want to stop the destruction of the remnants of the last generation’s middle class. Despite what you might read in the Wall Street Journal or see on Fox News, capitalism is not an economic system that produces a middle class. In fact, if left to its own devices, capitalism tends towards vast levels of inequality and monopoly. The natural and most stable state of capitalism actually looks a lot like the Victorian England depicted in Charles Dickens’ novels.”—The Middle Class Is Not ”Normal” (via azspot)