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The Flattened Woman
The Maryland side of Washington, D.C.
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And here's why I wouldn't recommend majoring in journalism today, even though I did just that back in my day: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/07/15/the-10-most-endangered-jobs-or-why-you-are-reading-this-online/ Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at The Flattened Woman
Jobs are staying vacant longer than ever: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/rampage/wp/2014/07/09/jobs-are-staying-vacant-longer-than-ever/ That is, if you believe these ARE actual job vacancies and not just places to collect resumes for the hell of it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at The Flattened Woman
A headline on today's washingtonpost.com stopped me in my tracks: "This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps." If you read only one thing today, make it this article. Relevant quote: "We didn’t deserve to be poor, any more than we deserved to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at The Flattened Woman
Honestly, I keep finding stories like these every day, and it depresses the hell out of me. The least I can do is to spread them more widely, to make people aware, because TV news sure as hell doesn't do it. Today, let's start with the specter of homeless families... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at The Flattened Woman
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Apr 19, 2014
Quick list, not enough time for formatting: Suburbs try to hold onto young adults as exodus to cities appears to grow: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/nyregion/suburbs-try-to-hold-onto-young-adults-as-exodus-to-cities-appears-to-grow.html One of the many essays about the pampered millionaire who calls himself a “patriot” of a government he doesn’t believe exists (can you wrap your head around THAT... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at The Flattened Woman
Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration as president of the United States. Yes, it was a historic occasion, and one I had wanted to attend in person ... except that I had spent the previous three days sitting uncomfortably in an auto repair shop's waiting room, paying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at The Flattened Woman
Enemies of the Poor, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Suddenly it’s O.K., even mandatory, for politicians with national ambitions to talk about helping the poor. This is easy for Democrats, who can go back to being the party of F.D.R. and L.B.J. It’s much more difficult for Republicans, who... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 13, 2014 at The Flattened Woman
A Ron Paul delegate in 2008 now calls himself a liberal. Interesting political journey, indeed. Democrats turn to an increase in the minimum wage as one of their prime issues for 2014. I wonder, though, if this will fly with voters who still equate "minimum-wage job" with "people just starting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at The Flattened Woman
First up, the Washington Post Wonkblog presents seven things you should know about the expiration of unemployment benefits. Long-term unemployment is at its highest level since World War II -- that's getting close to 70 years -- and it is turning into a permanent drag on the economy. The Post... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at The Flattened Woman
Wow ... it's been three years. I'm still "unemployed," though I can get pretty busy with freelance work sometimes. My unemployment benefits ended this time last year, so I know what these people are going through. I'm uninsured; I want to sign up through the Affordable Care Act (I live... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at The Flattened Woman
To get us started, I thought I would publish a list of some interesting blogs and articles related to the subject at hand. Some are fresh and new; some are a few months old; some are ongoing projects that are nonetheless extremely valuable. Unemployment http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/12/03/owens.jobs.report/index.html http://unemployedworkers.org/sites/unemployedworkers/index.php http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/03/unemployment-benefits-99ers-obama_n_791682.html Long-term trends and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at The Flattened Woman
First, a bit of personal history. I've been staff-writing for technology-related publications for more years than you might think. However, my job was eliminated at the end of September, and I have transitioned to writing for my ex-employer on a freelance basis, while still trying to figure out whether I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at The Flattened Woman
Hello, everyone. I got this TypePad account because I used to have an account on a blogging service called Vox.com, which has since closed. I never did much with that Vox account, but it was still a small part of my life, so when Vox shut down I backed up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at The Flattened Woman
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Nov 3, 2010
Testing here -- nothing to see, move on. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Photonic Pat
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