Are They Lazy or Just Too Beaten by Life?

Are They Lazy or Just Very Desperate
This is so distressing. Here are two articles about the rural poor trying to "survive" on whatever money they can get. One family relies on disability checks and the other on begging (and possibly selling drugs). This article is about 4 generations on disability checks. The first generation, the father, got injured. The second generation, the daughter, got on disability after hurting her...
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Automatic Printing to PDF: Challenges with Repeating Headers and Page Breaks

Special Printing from Excel
So far, on this latest project, I have figured out how to handle varying spelling of state names when a normal VLOOKUP or pivot table won't do. And I got through the issue of varying row heights in the downloads. The posts can be found below and each contains a copy of the Excel file so I won't rehash those:A Solution for Looking Up Things When a Simple VLOOKUP Won't DoPart 2 of Using Ar...
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Another Article on Need to Change Capitalism

Another Article About Capitalism
I seem to be running into a lot of these types of articles where the authors are questioning the value of capitalism in today's society. This one started life in LinkedIn's Pulse but apparently it moved into other websites. Which is good because it is harder to link to a LinkedIn article. Anyway, here's a link to one website that is posting the entire LinkedIn article.This author comes c...
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Capitalism’s Impact: When the Largest Employer Leaves a Rural Town

Walmart - When They Leave Town
Walmart is one case of how capitalism does not help the average person. This article by The Guardian describes how one town in the US got impacted by Walmart when they came roaring into town and now, when they left.This town in West Virginia was different in that they embraced Walmart when the big box store arrived because it brought in jobs. I remember reading articles on how towns foug...
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Millennials Are Ready to Consider Capitalism As The Problem

Millennials Reject Capitalism
Fast Company had an article titled "Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?" Wow. A young college student asked Nancy Pelosi that question and she responded with "No, I'm sorry to say we're capitalists and that's just the way it is".Capitalism has done a lot of wonderful things for us but the kind of capitalism we've had for the last 20 or 30 years is not working f...
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Financial Readings

Finance Readings
Almost daily I get these news-emails about finance but I have never subscribed to them. They just started appearing in my work inbox one day. When I get stuck on a problem, I will turn to these news-emails to see what "they" (whoever they are) are trying to sell me. The news-emails are written like news articles but being suspicious, I think they may be soft sales - you might liken them ...
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