Halloween is just around the corner. Traditionally, this has been a holiday where kids can dress up as people they love and admire as they go trick-or-treating. But over the last few years, some people have decided that it is inappropriate for kids to dress up in costumes that portray another person’s culture. They call this “cultural appropriation.” But is this really a problem, or merely a way of showing appreciation and respect for other cultures?
Let’s be real: America’s economy is in the tank. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist (or economist) to figure that one out. Heck, you just have to set foot in a grocery store! But, dire as our situation is, it’s still not a recession… At least, not according to the “experts.” Never mind that our economy has experienced two straight quarters of negative economic growth. (Until about last week, this was the literal definition of a recession.) The thing is, recessions aren’t so good for politicians. Especially not in a big election year. So, rather than addressing the root causes of our horrible economy, our politicians are doing what they do best: changing the terms. That said, it’s no surprise that Biden’s Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is now claiming we’re not in a recession: she says we’re just in a “period of transition in which growth is slowing.”