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A Really Bad Week for Music

Published on December 12, 2012 By bmagnus

In the last week, we have lost a bunch of fine musicians. First, Dave Brubeck. Then, Jenni Rivera — with whom I was not familiar prior to her unfortunate death. Yesterday, Russian born Soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. And today, Ravi Shankar. Apparently, somebody forgot to tell him these things happen in threes. In Closing: turns out […]

Let the Spin Begin

Published on September 12, 2012 By bmagnus

Ok, the good news first. Poverty is down ever so slightly. The number of people without health insurance is down, despite the fact that health insurance premiums went up 4% (far exceeding the official inflation rate).  The bad news is that  typical American income is down for the 4th year in a row. Adjusted for […]