Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Daily Thoughts 01/03/2018

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Ad for Alfred Benjamin & Co (clothiers in New York), a man is shown in a suit, reading a book, as a cigarette smolders in his hand. A human skull sits on a shelf behind him.24 February, 1904

Daily Thoughts 01/03/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Vanishing Middle Class.  I am reading about some of the changes that are occurring in the upper classes.  With finance it is possible to earn 10x as much money as manufacturing as a CEO.  There has been a steady move into hedge funds and other financial firms by the wealthy.  This changes how firms are run.  Also, there is a greatest focus on using contractors instead of regular employees to limit benefits and costs.  These changes have reduced opportunity for the middle class.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I discussed marketing with a colleague this afternoon.

I also read the latest copy of The New York Times Book Review, and the Religious Catalog of Ingram Advance.

I have been taking care of some contacts for future programming.  I have confirmed our program for Audre Lorde in April of 2018.

I generated a few reports from Blue Cloud Analytics for the children's department.

Web Bits

The Culture War Being Fought Over Tomorrow's Libraries

Art Buchwald's Archives Are Bound for the Library of Congress, He Would Have Been Thrilled.

A.I. And Big Data Could Power A New War On Poverty

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