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All In A Day’s Work

It came as no shock as I looked at the paper that our noble Leaders declared our Nation’s economic plight. Vaguely, I understood the declarations after earnestly seeking employment for the past two years, though never in Cincinnati. Maybe my first clue was the infinite numbers who trod the highways from nowhere to anywhere searching for a friendly face and a pot of somewhere beans on the side of the road.

By Ilyo July 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Money

Money, or, as Karl Marx’s mother puts it, “If Karl, instead of writing a lot about capital, had made a lot of it . . . it would have been much better.”

By Sy Safransky July 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Street Vending

The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen have once again put off taking a stand on the controversial street vending issue, at least until next month.

By Joy Hewitt February 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

[Big cities may shrink]

Big cities may shrink to more manageable proportions because of the fuel pinch, some regional planners believe.

By Anonymous January 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

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Lewis’ head is under the hood

Lewis, who lived through gas rationing in World War II, observes that “this country runs on gas and oil” and “the man with the money gets what he wants.”

By Van Fitchett January 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Price Was Never Right

We will strip off the earth’s skin for oil. We will destroy the beauty of our shores. We will pollute the air for it. And we will kill for it. If we cannot buy it for what we consider a fair price we will take it by force, our need is so great.

By Mike Mathers January 1974