Since I left college in the ‘60s, my “thankful” list has shrunk. The “not thankful” list is on its second ream of paper. Ah, Thanksgiving. The time to be thankful, as tradition […]
Seasoned shoppers share the big secret to not getting trampled by door-buster madness.
“Warren Buffett has advocated for higher taxes on the rich and a reasonable estate tax. But his company Berkshire Hathaway has used ‘hypothetical amounts’ to ‘pay’ its taxes while actually deferring $77 billion in real taxes.” – Paul […]
Are we seeing the backlash to the backlash, and is it sustainable? The S&R staff has a private list we use to strategize, conversate and sometimes just socialize. Occasionally we find ourselves […]
There are ways of resisting McDonaldization. They require some effort, and not all will be doable at once. But resistance is vital if we hope to reclaim the humanity of our human […]
A collection of terrifying music and videos for the spookiest night of the year… Happy Samhain. Errr, Halloween. Let’s get the frightfest under way with the definitive Halloween band, shall we? White […]
Part 5 of a series… “The bureaucracy is a dehumanizing place in which to work and by which to be serviced. The main reason we think of McDonaldization as irrational, and ultimately unreasonable, […]
The Eighth Amendment standards of “excessive” and “cruel and unusual” are continually evolving as America changes. As the standards change, so too do what values are American or unAmerican.
If the man from the Big Easy could be said to have a shtick, it would be that he himself was the big easy: laid back, relaxed, chill, wonderfully musical in a […]
Part 4 of a series… The enormous success and wealth McDonald’s achieved through its methodology has produced a mantra embraced by disciples of its core principles, who now apply them to any […]