July 11th, 2012

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Income Inequality

This article takes a detailed look at America's income inequality.

That guy on the bottom?  He has the advantage of a $200 weekly income.  It's been over four years since we had a dayjob in this household.  But we live outside town, so the "neighborhood" is safe, and we don't have psychotic  working conditions.

I also noticed that the article didn't cover the increasing problem of American nobility: the people born into money who never did anything to work for any of it.  Just got lucky.  And they mostly don't have the sense of noblesse oblige that European nobles would at least pay lip service to.  
Karavai

Read "Dolls in the Empire"

If you are a Torn World contributor then you can read my new article "Dolls in the Empire."
The Empire has many different types of dolls, some for children and others for adults.

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Hard Things

Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently?