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Comments on: Ruining the good Jones name http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/29/ruining-the-good-jones-name/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: jbj http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/29/ruining-the-good-jones-name/comment-page-1/#comment-21088 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 15:12:34 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/29/ruining-the-good-jones-name/#comment-21088 I definitely remember the Times running other stories like this–there was one a couple of months back about the plight of having to scrimp on, say $2million/year after living on $10million/year.

What’s baffling is why people would let themselves be interviewed on the record about this sort of thing.

At least these people were safely anonymous.

By: Bill Wandless http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/29/ruining-the-good-jones-name/comment-page-1/#comment-21068 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 11:09:06 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/29/ruining-the-good-jones-name/#comment-21068 The Times really seems to enjoy these profiles in abject poverty. In the midst of my surfing yesterday I came across the heartwarming story “To Buy Children’s Gifts, Mothers Do Without,” which features a woman standing in a garage filled with toys. To make ends meet over the holidays, she has decided to forgo the purchase of designer jeans for the season.

Paradoxically, I think I feel somewhat better about her than the folks in “Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood,” who have launched a letter-writing campaign urging toymakers not to advertise directly to children. Because, you know, that might make them want such toys, thus obliging parents to refuse them to stay within their budgets.

By: Tom http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/29/ruining-the-good-jones-name/comment-page-1/#comment-21021 Sat, 29 Nov 2008 22:38:59 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/29/ruining-the-good-jones-name/#comment-21021 To be fair, the median home prices in Scotts Valley seem to be in the $550-600k range.

Would it were that I had $600/month walking around town money. I could pay for some large teenager’s college tuition and still have $250/month left over.