Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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Not that my area doesn’t have its own problems, but this is ridiculous……….
So the French already have a government-sanctioned 35 hour “work” week. So, on top of this ordained laziness, they want to outlaw after-hours communication related to work?
There’s a reason you would be hard-pressed to conjure up the innovations, entrepreneurs, and great new companies coming from France. The government conditions the population to basically kick back and enjoy life. Meh. I’d rather work seven days a week like I do now. If I were French, honestly, I would be embarrassed about this law.
In a world filled with innuendo, false flags, and more one thing remains constant: What is Goldman Sachs (GS) up to and more importantly – why?
No matter what one “thinks” about this firm one thing is incontrovertible: they didn’t get where they are because they’re stupid. Far from it.
There’s probably no other company on the world stage that has had more influence in financial matters than GS. Love them or hate them, it doesn’t matter. Yet, to ignore them or to take your eyes off as to discount even their smallest moves as “irrelevant” is at one’s own peril. For GS doesn’t make any move (even taking out the trash) without first considering all the ramifications or exploitations that can come of it first. Period. (more…)
My town has changed. When I first came here, in 1984, it was a pretty standard college town. Sure, the houses were kind of pricey, but the look and feel of the place wasn’t that much different than you’d probably get in any other town next to a big, well-known college.
But things have changed a lot lately. And I’ve got to say, the kinds of changes I’m seeing weren’t really apparent during the Internet bubble. For some reason, the self-importance and money-worship didn’t really take root until recently, after the financial crisis. (more…)