What you fail to address is what "jkeee" pointed out to you: the people on handouts are not contributing to the better of the whole. When Roosevelt put people to work, he PUT PEOPLE TO WORK. We are just handing them money. When Bill Clinton put a cap on welfare, he PUT A CAP ON WELFARE, so you couldn't have multi-generational welfare recipients. If good for the few is to be good for all, then it cannot be a handout; it must come with an obligation to contribute, give back, work for it and so on. THAT is the difference between our parents' handouts and those of today. Until you see that distinction, no Power Point presentation is going to swear those of us who are actually working hard to stay afloat.
Thanks for a nice article. It took me back in time, and I would add a few to his list of notable hotel bars, if I could. I traveled and lived abroad for years. Hotel bars were where I always went first because, as a woman, I felt safer there than local pubs whose character was unknown. I went to hotel bars for many of the same reasons in the article, too: for their cache, the legends surrounding them, the ambience of the hotel itself. For example, even when I lived in Monte Carlo and worked in a private club, I still went for drinks at the Hotel de Paris, because of it's elegance and what that felt like wrapped around me. A hotel, in the very old days of travel, was the center of town. From it, you could get your bearings, find the best restaurants, learn what the locals did. That is no longer as true, but, although I don't drink any more, when I travel, I still often choose to eat a meal or watch a game in a hotel bar, for many of the those reasons.
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