Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Hoodies and Thug Life

The Washington Post:

Trayvon Martin’s Death Raises the Question: Where Is the American Black Family?

Rep. Bobbie Rush and others shouldn't be spending time wearing hoodies on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, reinforcing negative stereotypes of the thug life (drug dealers with pit bulls, jailhouse fashion, women described derogatorily and illegitimate babies in tow).

Next Week in the Washington Post:

Nicole Brown Simpson's Death Raises the Question: Why Do White People Commit Insider Trading?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

U.S. Economy Entering Sweet Spot

Economy of U.S. Enters Sweet Spot as China’s Growth Slows

April 3 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. once again may be emerging as a main engine for global growth -- and at an opportune time, as Europe slides into recession and China’s economy decelerates. An improving job market, rising stock prices and easier credit are combining to lift U.S. consumer confidence and spending, with optimism measured by the Bloomberg Comfort Index near a four-year high.

"We’re entering a sweet spot for the economy," said Allen Sinai, president of Decision Economics Inc. in New York. "We’re in a self-reinforcing cycle,” where faster employment growth leads to higher household income and increased consumer spending.