Monthly Archives: June 2013

Salem Plagued by Witches

Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog. Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful … Continue reading

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Purchasing Power of the Minimum Wage

What the minimum wage buys, then and now. © 2013, The Fiscal Times The federal minimum wage was first set in 1938, at 25 cents an hour. Here’s a decade-by-decade look, starting in 1950, at the buying power of minimum … Continue reading

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Cannibalism in the High Sierras

“Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles.” — Quote attributed to New York Tribune publisher Horace Greeley, (who either said it, or he didn’t. Nobody … Continue reading

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