Teaching values by valuing people: Well done, Raymond Burse


Universities are in the business of teaching and learning. Paying less than a living wage to the custodial staff teaches something. And thus everyone within that community learns something about the meaning of pay, of work, of dignity, of value and of values. [Read more...]

Don’t even speak of the beat menace


Some links to help you withstand the devious plans of the beat menace, including: Mormon excommunication, Asherah poles for traditional marriage, plundering the Egyptians, labor priests, Game of Thrones and John Piper’s littlefinger. [Read more...]

Scenes from the class war (5.29)


“Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” [Read more...]

You think I built this for me?


A few things: Flooding and train derailments are not acts of divine intervention sent to punish the sinful. Thanks a lot, Senate Republicans, for blocking a vote on giving me a raise. “Most Americans still believe that race invented racism, when in fact the reverse is true.” They are coming for your birth control. [Read more...]

Down at the little church they all wear hats


Brewer comes through in Arizona. Texas can’t find a “legitimate governmental purpose” for it’s same-sex marriage ban either. Pizza and high-school geometry. Blue collar temp work is really dangerous. Another terrible evangelistic video. Some revealing stories about who we view as “dangerous.” [Read more...]

I wave to the people but the wind just blows ‘em down


A five-day work week? That’s a union thing — and unions are evil doncha know. “Jesus wants you heavily armed.” Houston church desperately fighting to get on the wrong side of the gospel. (You thought I was gonna say “wrong side of history”? That too.) After they finished writing the Constitution, the Founding Fathers had a drink or two. “This is a problem.” [Read more...]

It’s the low wages, stupid


Such companies thus have three options. Two of those involve improving employee compensation. The other one involves screwing over their workers. Which option do you suppose they choose? [Read more...]

Unemployment is ‘evil,’ the ‘opposite of just’ and ‘a real social disaster’


“The opposite of a just and right situation in this field is unemployment, that is to say the lack of work for those who are capable of it. It can be a question of general unemployment or of unemployment in certain sectors of work. The role of the agents included under the title of indirect employer is to act against unemployment, which in all cases is an evil, and which, when it reaches a certain level, can become a real social disaster.” [Read more...]