Orwell lives - at the New York Times

The New York Times calls unemployment assistance "pay" and calls for higher amounts for Katrina states. The formerly prestigious paper seems to have overlooked the concept that "pay" is compensation for work performed — a transaction with two sides to the bargain. It demands that more federal funds be doled out also overlooks state responsibility for unemployment insurance, and glosses over the substantially lower costs of living in Gulf Coast states.

Ed Lasky   11 02 05

The New York Times calls unemployment assistance "pay" and calls for higher amounts for Katrina states. The formerly prestigious paper seems to have overlooked the concept that "pay" is compensation for work performed — a transaction with two sides to the bargain. It demands that more federal funds be doled out also overlooks state responsibility for unemployment insurance, and glosses over the substantially lower costs of living in Gulf Coast states.

Ed Lasky   11 02 05