Thursday, October 6, 2011

Genealogy Day

Leta in w/ Mr. Cantor for much of the class.
Craig is at the dentist.
Riley found the first person in his family to come to America, Felix Wenger of France.

We talked about what was happening in France when his ancestor was born around 1819.

Leta's family, the Maddocks (Maddoks, Braddox etc.) may have come to New England and been here for the 1790 census.

In the name of making sure we keep in touch with the history that is happening right here, right now, read Joe Stiglitz's Vanity Fair article, Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.

And here's the Economist's take on Steve Jobs' death and the American economic decline.

If you're still interested in current economic news--an interesting vantage point just now, if nothing else--former Labor Secretary Robert Reich worries with Ben Bernanke about Europe.

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