Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Boxing Day!

Today marks Boxing Day - a British tradition celebrated in some parts of the world. Its roots lie in the Middle Ages, where servants and trades people were given a small gift for good and loyal service. For those of you unfamiliar with this day, it bears no relation to:

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Good thing? Bad thing? The working poor earn less than the minimum wage. The minimum wage itself often lags below the poverty level. Boxing Day once meant that those who had more gave a small “Christmas box” to those who had less. Today, Boxing Day means that those who have more rush to “big box” stores to give themselves even more. As the saying goes, give your head a shake.

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