I don’t reblog others’ posts too often, but this is an excellent post and it touches on a subject that I’ve been thinking about all during my Era of Unemployment. Anything I could write about this would never approach the thoughtfulness and execution of this post, so please read……

Via Ex Machina

I’m 39 years old.  I’m the father of five-year-old twins, a husband, and a pastor. I’m tired – exhausted, even – much of the time.  I routinely put in 50+ hour weeks between all three of my aforementioned responsibilities (in truth, more like 90+).  I make a decent, though hardly lavish and at times barely adequate, salary.  One day I hope to retire, but seeing that just about every penny that currently comes in goes right back out to our median-range mortgage, our cars (both run-of-the-mill Hyundais), utilities, groceries, our kids, and other basic expenses I’m not terribly optimistic. We’re saving what we can, but it’s a far cry from what we really need to accumulate a sufficient nest egg.

I’m tired and, yes, a bit jaded.  But more than anything I’m dismayed.  I’m dismayed that folks like Robert A. Hall seem to think that the mess we’re in is…

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