Fri.Nov 15, 2019

"Cheap" Shakes Off Its Lousy Connotation (yes, I searched for a cheap apartment)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Language is a living institution. It continually changes. One change is that the term "cheap" has lost its negative connotation. "Cheap" is good. It signals those using it are high in financial literacy and learned lessons from the two economic downturns in the 21st century.    Yet, an article in the influential MarketWatch leverages "cheap" in a headline, in a negative way.

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BA/BS Class of 2020 - Maybe Coming to Work in New York City Isn't Good Idea

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gleefully, BusinessInsider presents studies documenting how New York City, home to 100 billionaires, has become an entity from the Gilded Age. It could be downright impossible to the BA/BS Class of 2020 to start a career there, even with annual compensation of $75,000. Given the cost of living in New York City, that $75,000 won't go far.

"Law & Order SVU" - The Troubled Guru

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Producer of the "Law & Order" series Dick Wolf established the signature of having plots ripped from the headlines. That used to be provocative. Viewers enjoyed the parallels to real life. Now, it seems a force fit, at least on the aging series "Law & Order SVU." " Last night's episode was about the once-brilliant breakthrough leader in the field of psychology.

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