Your name is John/Jane Smith, and you are an American citizen 18 years of age or older. On this merit alone, you will receive approximately 300 dollars per month to be deposited in a bank account of your choosing.
That right there is the gist of Guaranteed Minimum Income and the subject of today’s discussion. Continue reading
Posted in America, bizarreness, Economy, government, money, politics
Tagged alienation, America, chris rock, David Wong, economy, France, Friedrich Hayek, GMI, Guaranteed Minimum Income, Jason Pargin, marx, Marxism, Marxist, Minimum Income, politics, poor, post scarcity, poverty, rich, Thomas Paine, unorthodox, wealthy, work, working class
Here’s something regular review readers don’t get from me very often: I wish this episode had been longer. After what was basically a filler issue last week [and one that seriously had me picking apart Han’s place on the show] this Monday night had us returning to the narrative that this half of the season has built itself around: the pastry school and Max’s relationship with Deke.
That’s right, Eric Andre is back after his character had the flu and went on a skiing trip. Every move this show has made so far, including the mild inconvenience that was Max finding out he was wealthy, has pointed towards him sticking around. She’s not one for relationships or even trusting others, and the way they’ve grown closer has made it seem like nothing short of death/something truly dramatic could break them apart. So this week the two girls meet Mr. and Mrs. Bromberg [as in the Bromberg Elevators, the ones that are in every building in the city, as in the Bromberg Colo-Rectal Centre at the New York Hospital].
Posted in Comedy, money, race, review, television
Tagged 2 Broke Girls, And the Not Broke Parents, Beth Behrs, Brombergs, Caroline, Cast, CBS, characters, Current Total, dancer, David, Deke, from the block, Genet, Jeff Garlin, Kat Dennings, Max, money, pastry school, poor, review, rich, S3E20, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Stripper, television, Todd VanDerWerff, TV, wealthy
Having come up with the idea to have an entire day based on ruthlessly mocking and shaming something we dislike, I don’t think there’s any question by this point that I’m a relatively cynical person with a bleak outlook on life.
Even so, there are certain things which I am pretty upbeat about. Continue reading
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Tagged allergies, camping, capitalism, city, climate, environment, Fame Day, farm, farmer, garden, health, hedges, hiking, hills, lawns, mental-health, metropolis gif, Monsanto, nature, outdoors, plant, plants, PSA, Revolution, shame day, snow, the great outdoors, trails, transportation, trees, urban, wealthy, wilderness, wildland, woods, zoning