"Firefighters who want to live in high-priced cities can work two jobs, said W. Michael Cox, chief economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. “I think it’s great,” he said. “It gives you portfolio diversification in your income.”"
Portfolio diversification in your income: what a great idea! What a pity there are only enough hours in the day to work three full-time jobs; otherwise we could all diversify even more. Admittedly, we'll have to put more of our eggs in fewer baskets as far as leisure and child care are concerned, but the added security that comes from having a diverse earnings portfolio will surely compensate for missing out on the rest of life. Plus, if our children never get to see their parents, they will undoubtedly become resilient survivors who have learned to do without human affection; this will prepare them well for their entry into tomorrow's still more diversified job force. Now if only we could figure out how to do without sleep...
" No wonder, several years after the blogosphere allegedly became a people powerhouse, the country is mired even deeper in Iraq and successfully distracted by one false public alarm after another."
Yes: it's my fault that we're still bogged down in Iraq! Lo: I am become death, destroyer of worlds! Bow before hilzoy! Bow! Bow now (brown cow)!
Mwa ha ha ha ha.
Open thread: have at it!