what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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the cost of living

August 11, 2021

AT photo

you can ask me about inflation but let's talk more about wage stagnation


in my index of leading economic indicators, the $7 pint of beer is first, followed closely by the $5 tall can and the $3 cup of drip coffee. It's almost comical when it constantly feels like I'm at the airport waiting for a connecting flight and I cough up the money because I don't have a choice. Except I'm not at the airport, I'm at the corner store. All of it's underscored by the fact that take-home pay hasn't increased at anywhere near the same pace.

A.T. who sent me this photo, brought to my attention that the cost of living in Seattle is about twice what my two-income household makes in a year.  put that in your electric scooter and smoke it. 

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Boss said...

listen and you'll begin to understand, I've built my profits on stolen land, it's the economics of supply and demand, AND I MAKE THE DEMANDS AROUND HERE!

Posted August 11, 2021 08:38 PM | Reply to this comment

Cowboy Dan said...

I didn't move to capitalism, capitalism moved to me

Posted August 11, 2021 09:16 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to Boss...

i didn't know it... ...until google told me about how to get my band on tv

Posted August 13, 2021 05:39 AM | Reply to this comment

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