The worst -preneurs

In rough order of worst to almost as worst: Mompreneur Tacopreneur Pizzapreneur Ecopreneur Teacherpreneur Petrepreneur E-preneur Pastorpreneur Intrapreneur, extrapreneur, etc. Freedompreneur Leaderpreneur [thanks reader Roger!] Artrepreneur [thanks reader Anne!] Yogapreneur  

Syllabus: Good Grief: Humor and Tragedy in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature

The German critic Bertholt Brecht wrote that “One may say that tragedy deals with the sufferings of mankind in a less serious way than comedy.” In this class, we will test this thesis by exploring the use of humor to tell stories of personal or social trauma in modern U.S. literature. We will also see … Continue reading Syllabus: Good Grief: Humor and Tragedy in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature

Entitlements

I came across a 2013 article from the New York Times old Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan, about the paper's use of the word "entitlements" to describe Social Security, Medicare, and other federal "outlays," to use the more technical language that once drove coverage of tax policy. Sullivan agreed with a reader that "entitlements" is a partisan, sneering term … Continue reading Entitlements

Team

TEAM, n.: A group of waged workers whose contractual obligation to their boss is dishonestly conflated with a moral duty to one another & themselves. From a Florida Pizza Hut during Hurricane Irma.