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TO EACH ACCORDING TO HIS GREED

Posted in is by Rich on September 23, 2009

Rich writes to Golchehreh: This article was rather interesting from the current issue of Harper’s… [Attachment]

I guess this G20 thing is gonna be a big hollow spectacle this week, huh? Lots of talk of “springtime for the world economy” and such. Lots of bravado and false(?) optimism. There are so many students on food stamps now at school, Gol. They wait in line three hours and then are told to come back next week and have to figure out how to manage for a week without stamps for food. Because you can’t eat optimism. Hope is not all.

My aunt who lives out near Pittsburgh — she’s worried because they built a Starbucks near her house (Note: I don’t know why they would build a Starbucks near the one-lane mountain road my aunt lives on, but whatever; Starbucks, I’m sure, has researched it) and rather than worry about how she’s going to afford heat this winter, she’s worried that some terrorist will bomb her this week. My mom says, “I really don’t think they’re going to bomb you,” but she insists, “Oh, they would — we have a Starbucks now, and I heard they’re targeting the Starbucks.” She watches too much Fox News, though, too.

When do you leave for Tokyo, yo?

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