Martha’s Vineyard Declares State of Emergency
Governor Ron DeSantis has once again caused turmoil in Martha’s Vineyard. Yesterday he rerouted Hurricane Ian from mainland Florida to the idyllic island located outside of Buzzard’s Bay.
Workers Gone Missing?
The WSJ’s Andy Kessler asks, Does Anyone Want to Work Anymore? In his article. “A Nation of Quitters, Mr. Kessler wonders why workers have gone missing?
This in an economy with 11.2 million job openings… Does anyone want to work anymore?
Everyone has an explanation for the Great Resignation: extended unemployment benefits, eviction moratoriums, baby boomers retiring, work-from-home complacency, anxiety, long Covid. Sure, all reasonable excuses.
Andy Kessler’s Cy-Bos Theory:
Too many got a taste of not working and liked it. A lot. Until recently, many people could make more money by not working and became glued to screens, Insta-Tok-ing and living the easy life by sponging off the rest of us. What’s not to like?
Parisians called those with unconventional lifestyles “bohemians.” Now we have unemployed, perpetually plugged-in, dopamine-addled Cyber Bohemians—let’s call them Cy-Bos.
A Life Well Lived
James Freeman, also of the WSJ, writes about Arnold Fisher. Fisher served as a corporal during the Korean War. The Journal’s James R. Hagerty reports:
After Mr. Fisher returned home to New York, he married, had children, joined his family’s real-estate development company, Fisher Brothers, and oversaw construction of skyscrapers.
Supporting the troops was a family tradition. One of his uncles, Zachary Fisher, saved a World War II aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid, from the scrapyard in the 1970s and turned it into a museum on the Hudson River in New York. He also headed the Fisher House Foundation, which provides free lodging for military families while their loved ones are in hospitals.
RIP Zachary Fisher
After Zachary Fisher died in 1999, Arnold Fisher helped run the foundation and expanded the family’s support into new areas…
“We don’t want government money,” Mr. Fisher said. “I can build these things in half the time at half the cost and twice the quality as the government.”
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