Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day from Darwin Eats Cake

So, today is Labor Day here in the US. Todd and Eleonora are celebrating with story-time:
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Santa Fe Institute colleague Sam Bowles has pointed out (via Ronda Butler-Villa) that:
“Labor Day” was promulgated (in 1892) to distance America from the worldwide May Day celebrations of workers in all countries. It is a working class holiday that was initiated to commemorate a general strike in Chicago in 1886, and the anarchists who were hanged (after a highly political show trial) shortly thereafter, allegedly for their involvement in the Haymarket affair.
 Another successful instance of the "hey, look at this shiny thing" strategy working perfectly.

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