Daily Archives: March 2, 2008

In Which I Pull a Little Bit of Rank

In the wake of posting my sales increases in the week after the OMW eBook giveaway, I’ve been seeing some triumphalist posts from tech heads pointing to the post as further example of how free eBooks are the way to go with publicity, etc. I don’t have any problem with this (although, as I noted […]

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Apropos to the Most Recent Post

This story is an object lesson on how people can work their asses off and still find themselves sliding down the economic ladder, and sometimes land in poverty. And it’s of more than minor interest to me since four of my five closest neighbors drive trucks for a living.

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Shaming the Poor

One of the things that I’ve come to expect whenever I write about poverty here in the US is that there will inevitably be people in the comment threads who are under the impression that the best thing to do with the poor, if we must be obliged not to let them starve, is to […]

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