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Comment Re:Union perspective (Score 1) 510

That's only a problem with bad unions. Good ones make sure that union members are skilled and hardworking, so that they don't make everyone in the union look bad. Those issues are not really a problem in other countries, it seems to be a much bigger problem in the US.

Comment Re:Title is misleading (Score 1) 510

That $16 trillion is an incredibly deceiving figure. Technically, they did loan that much, but most of it was in ultra-short term loans, usually only overnight. Loaning $20 billion or so every day, receiving it the next, loaning it again and so on adds up to almost $16 trillion over 2 years, but in reality only $20 billion would have been loaned.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 2) 412

Perhaps the reason you've never seen it is because they don't do it for the recognition or in order to remain in good standing with their church or community. I donate to charity pretty heavily, as do many of my friends, and we are all atheists, agnostics or Buddhists. However, we all donate anonymously (the only reason I know the others donate is that when we find a good cause we talk to each other about it, and we sometimes pool our donations to get specific things done).

Comment Re:Where else will I go for ap/Reuters reprints (Score 1) 163

If you want real content, subscribe to the New Yorker. You can also read a fair bit of their content online for free, but they're one of the few publications left that still do real investigative journalism. I spend about 2 hours a week reading each week's issue, so I think I get great value for $90 per year.

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