2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Amanda has read 2 books toward her goal of 60 books.





The Death of Retail: The Economics of the (Doomed) Office Depot/OfficeMax Merger

Cool news for consumers. Bad news for an industry that employs one out of ten American workers. 

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

“Cool news for consumers. Bad news for people who grasp that ‘consumers’ is not a discrete economic category, so any attempt to distinguish between ‘consumers’ and basically any other kind of person is of limited utility; also probably not how you want to start your article.”

Or: Not sure how anyone’s supposed to consume stuff if they have no money to consume it with because they have no job.

(Not griping at you, opinion-moment, you’re great; all ire aimed at The Atlantic.)

The irony is that my parents and I argue about the way our economy is set up…how it’s doomed to fail. Then they spit out social darwinism to defend the people who employ them then this happens? By this I mean during the recession BOTH of my parents have been laid off and they’re perfectly okay with that.

Maybe I should just get a mediocre job myself so I can just prepare myself for being someone’s sheep the rest of my life when I realize I can’t afford my education despite being of average intelligence. 

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