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  •  To answer your last question: none. (4+ / 0-)

    At least, none I can see.  (Mind you, I may have missed something this week, I've been sick.  If somebody pulled the magic solution out of their back pocket and waved it around, please tell me about it below.)

    I don't know what the answers are anymore.  Like the diarist, I'm an eggheaded ex-academic who can't find work in her field or in anything that is remotely related.  BTW, Transmission's book looks really fascinating, and seems timely.  We're going to see even more strongly-stated versions of the worthy/unworthy meme over the next several months.

    2013 is going to be a rough year.  Either we will relearn the lessons of the 1930s and get this thing back on track, or we will crash, slowly and painfully.  Even tripping over a curb or speed-bump can cause a lot of hurt if you land face-first.  Even those of us not getting UI are going to endure significant pain.

    "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

    by Noor B on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 12:37:53 PM PST

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    •  It's been shocking... (6+ / 0-)

      ...to me to discover just how much the issue of supposed unworthy moochers has come back to the forefront of public discourse.  In a sick way, Romney's 47% comments were the best thing that could have happened for publicizing my nerdy academic tome.

      •  That could work in your favor. (3+ / 0-)
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        peregrine kate, worldlotus, Pluto

        Your topic is now sexy.  Work that with everything you've got.  You know how to keep from being overtly political/partisan during the job talk.  We've reached this moment because of this exact social construct.

        "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

        by Noor B on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 01:21:17 PM PST

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