January 2, 2020

Today, it's all about the real economy, Prznint Stupid. And that includes the impact from your stupid Trade Wars!

JobsAnger says it is time to raise the minimum wage. Boy, is it!

Eschaton says no amount of job retraining can reset metaphorical coal minors' lives.

Quartz tells us how to shop without Amazon.

Bonus Track: Medium My Semester with the Snowflakes. A 52-year conservative old enters Yale as a freshman and learns to love and respect the youths. Maybe old dogs can learn new tricks? It's a very inspiring read.

Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors. You can follow Tengrain on the Twitters, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to mbru@crooksandliars.com (with For MBRU in the subject line).

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