We haven’t had an open thread in a while, so go at it. Be charitable and at least as amusing as the penguins chasing the butterfly.
One often hears polemics against the fact that our country is now dominated by the “service economy”. It is one of those phrases that gives a strong impression, yet is oddly difficult to pin down.
If I may be indulged in an open-ended post:
1) How would you define the “service economy”? (with examples)
2) Is the service economy new, or merely expanded/changed, versus what you would consider a more traditional time? (Whether that is 100 years ago or 500 years ago.)
3) Is it a problem that the service economy is so large, and if so why?
We haven’t had an open thread in a while, so go at it. Besides, I have been looking for an excuse to post the above video. My wife and I could have used this type of assist 19 years ago after our twin boys were born!
We haven’t had an open thread in a while. Besides, I’ve been itching for an excuse to post the whistling dog video.
What! me worry?
¡No se puede!
(Biretta Tip: Lucianne)
We don’t do this too often, but judging from the number of off topic discussions that have erupted in some of the threads recently, I decided that some of our commenters might enjoy a post where they could discuss what interests them. The usual blog rules regarding charity and not engaging in personal attacks apply. Otherwise, this forum is yours, so long as the topics, broadly speaking, relate to the Church and/or the US.