New York Times

Food Stamp Nation

This is a sick, sad group of data points and is exactly what you can expect in a country that makes virtually nothing and became overly reliant on the housing and real estate industry for jobs and income.

Punishing the Ant, Rewarding the Grasshopper

One of the more perverse features of the bailout/ rescue/ stimulus plan is the fact that ultra-low rates are doing a great deal of damage to senior citizens and those who have been saving responsibly and coninue to attempt to do so.