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You put Lloyd Blankfein in pound-me-in-the-ass prison for one six-month term, and all this bullshit would stop, all over Wall Street. That’s all it would take. Just once.

A former congressional aide, answering Matt Taibbi’s question, “Why isn’t Wall Street in Jail?”
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2010 IN PICTURES: Treasury Secertary Timothy Geithner (left) and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pose for photos during the unveiling of the new $100 note at the Treasury Department April 21, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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2010 IN PICTURES: Treasury Secertary Timothy Geithner (left) and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pose for photos during the unveiling of the new $100 note at the Treasury Department April 21, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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A Good Teacher Is Worth $400,000/year

A Good Teacher Is Worth $400,000/year

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Forget the “official” unemployment rate of 9.5%. Alternative measures? Try this: Just 61% of the adult population, age 20 or over, has any kind of job right now. That’s the lowest since the early 1980s–when many women stayed at home through choice, driving the numbers down. Among men today, it’s 66.9%. Back in the ‘50s, incidentally, that figure was around 85%, though allowances should be made for the higher number of elderly people alive today. And many of those still working right now can only find part-time work, so just 59% of men age 20 or over currently have a full-time job. This is bullish?

Brett Arends, The Wall Street Journal [via]
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The Fattest States In The Nation: Texas managed to avoid joining the rest of the butter belt on the worst offenders list!  Let’s go celebrate with some melted cheese and brisket.

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