Look: I am eager to learn stuff I don't know--which requires actively courting and posting smart disagreement.

But as you will understand, I don't like to post things that mischaracterize and are aimed to mislead.

-- Brad Delong

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Et Tu, Mr. Destructo?

The above title is the name of a web site I sometimes read.  It is usually brilliant, frequently foul-mouthed in a way that even I find gratuitous, and occasionally grotesque.

This makes it a tough go for someone of my delicate sensibilities, but most of the time, it's worth it.

This article on Unions in America is most specifically and especially worth it.  At over 3400 words, it is an exceptionally long post, that also has five graphs and a couple of pictures in the mix.  But there is a lot to be said, and it is said here on a way that is lucid, cogent, and only grotesque for a moment or two.

Take a few minutes to read what it says, and a few hours ponder the complicity of the corporate-owned media in distorting the reality of what has gone down in America over the last 30 years, most particularly the last 30 months, and even more so in the last 30 days.

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