August 8, 2015

That'll show 'em: Kim Jong-un turns back time

“With the new time zone, Kim Jong-un is reasserting his code words of self-reliance and national dignity to his people,” Mr. Chang said. “Whatever difficulties and inconveniences the new time zone may cause are nothing to his government, compared with its propaganda value at home.”

The Japanese government offered no response to the North’s announcement, but the Japanese news media pounced on the news, including Pyongyang’s accusation that Japan “stole Korea’s time.” Some Internet users offered amused criticism. “Why did they wait 70 years?” several asked on Twitter.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/08/world/asia/north-korea-time-zone.html?emc=edit_th_20150808&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45431762

 


August 7, 2015

Backlash against equal pay raise for workers!

So this is what happens when a US business owner gives everyone a huge pay rise:  collective outrage. 

Yep, giving people a livable wage will do that.
"Two of Mr. Price’s most valued employees quit, spurred in part by their view that it was unfair to double the pay of some new hires while the longest-serving staff members got small or no raises. Some friends and associates in Seattle’s close-knit entrepreneurial network were also piqued that Mr. Price’s action made them look stingy in front of their own employees."







http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/business/a-company-copes-with-backlash-against-the-raise-that-roared.html?WT.mc_ev=click&WT.mc_id=NYT-E-I-NYT-E-AT-080615-L2&nl=el&nlid=45431762&_r=0