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Mostly Just Stupidity

If you can stand to read this Blog regularly, then you probably already saw John Stossel's 20/20 special last night. Lies, Myths, and Downright Stupidity. In what we have come to expect from Stossel, an excellent job. Here are some highlights: - Running contrary to the common hobgoblin who's stealing all of our time and running us ragged, we actually have more free time now than ever, work less, and spend more time with the kids. - The average family does not need two incomes. In fact, average income has trippled in the last 50 years, after adjusting for inflation. Most families have two incomes simply because there's so many more things to do and stuff to buy, and Americans want them. - Money does not buy happiness. Turns out that money only "buys happiness" if your income is under $30k, which makes sense, since under $30k, you’re probably going without a lot of basic stuff and are clearly living below "minimum standards" in America. However, above $50k, more money does not seem to matter. - This one's for all you well-meaning, value-cherishing Republicans out there who think you have principles. Well, I've got news for you. You have no...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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