… or Spring, if you’re reading this from the other hemisphere. Happy shift season, either way.
Best Wikipedia edit of the week, via NYMag:
Professor Krugman, on “Life in Belle Epoque America“:
The Atlantic has an article about a website that sets up “mutually beneficial relationships” between wealthy older men and college students. Yes, it’s prurient, and I’m probably a dirty old man for even linking to it…
But there is some economics here too. Thomas Piketty tells us that we’re living in a new Belle Epoque — and he’s right, in some ways contemporary society feels more like that era than the cruder, more hypocritical American Gilded Age — and one thing extreme inequality brings is, yes, a courtesan class…
However, Snopes.com shatters the dreams of straight men everywhere by classifying the rumor of a bodymodded three-breasted Florida woman as “false”.
Apart from such frivols, what’s on the agenda for the day?