By Carol Tannenhauser
Monday, August 8, 2022
Partly cloudy with possible thunderstorm, hot and humid, high 90 degrees.
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Two recent articles to ponder.
From the New York Post:
By blithely telling CNN’s Brian Stelter, “If you ask people, ‘How are you doing?’ they are pretty — they’re pretty upbeat . . . if you ask people, ‘How’s your financial situation?’ it’s pretty favorable,” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman just astounded the editors of Issues & Insights [a right-leaning publication], who ask: “What people? The folks who attend dinner parties with Krugman in New York’s Upper West Side?” Indeed, “if he talked to families struggling to make ends meet, or find baby formula, or pay their rent, he’d get a far different response than ‘pretty upbeat.’ ” Heck, “if Krugman can’t bring himself to talk to the unwashed masses, at least he could look at recent poll data,” such as those showing “fewer than one in five say their wages have kept pace with inflation while more than one in five say they are skipping meals or using food banks to deal with higher food costs.”
Read the Rag’s 2019 Q&A with Paul Krugman here.
The guerrilla art was the work of anti-war artist James Colomina, who is based in Toulouse, France.
Speaking to Newsweek, Colomina explained how he installed his latest piece, and what message he was trying to convey with the provocative sculpture.
Read the rest of the article and see the artwork here.
Let us know what you think in the comments.