September 3, 2012

"And the union people crawled away"

I didn't know Billy Joel was a prophet, but this thirty-year-old song, and video, is as relevant today as ever.

(As an aside, let's have a moment of silence for the salad days of MTV, when the channel actually showed videos, and they were a big enough deal for some fairly prominent directors to make little three- and four-minute movies. This video supposedly cost more than $100,000.)

If you had a three-day weekend, like me, then don't forget to think about what made that all possible. It didn't come about via the sprinkling of magical 1% fairy dust.

Happy Labor Day.

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