Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bad news cluster

  • A fascinating graphical look at the minimum wage in real dollars over the last 70 years. Most notable to me was the observation that the MW has *never* been sufficient for climbing out of poverty.
    (via Rebecca's Pocket)

  • Creepy and intrusive laws introduced to restrict the reselling of CD's -- in essence, a waiting period and a background check. Surely you jest! Watch your favorite used disc place(s) go out of business.

  • China undertakes forced resettlement of Tibetans, apparently with the goal of disrupting their unique culture. Cruel and unbelievably short-sighted in this day and age.

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