Monday, November 27, 2006

From the Absurdity Desk:

As I was leaving the supermarket this morning, I slowed to read the headlines at the newsstand:

Very Rich Are Leaving The Merely Rick Behind, New York Times, Monday, November 27, 2006;
Blight-Area Tax Breaks Aid Rich, The Oregonian, Monday, November 27, 2006.

I had to go back and buy both. First the NYTimes, my original hometown paper....how is this front page news?! How is this news at all? How can this possibly be more important than at least 10 other stories today?

STOP PRESS! The $400K earner is being marginalized!! For shame!

Then the Oregonian. A comment on the systematic preference for luxury, masking as community development. Worth a read in my opinion, rather than the absurd uberwealth story.

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