People invest in stocks because of their belief that they are a positive sum game. Gambling of all types is a negative sum game. That’s a huge difference.
It’s also true what Hippogriff says, that stocks are an investment vehicle for people who can afford the risk. Some forms of gambling (the lottery being a great example) are mostly engaged in by people who really can’t afford it, and are a tax on people who don’t understand math.
I love the kid looking on from a safe distance away.
According to thishttp://www.glasbergen.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-cartooning/ “A comic strip cartoonist’s income is based on the number of papers hisstrip appears in. Small papers pay less than $5 per week for a comicand large papers pay higher fees of $10, $20, $50 or more for a week’sworth of cartoons. All fees are split 50-50 with the syndicate thatdistributes the work (the agent).”If we assume an average of $20 per paper, with the cartoonist netting $10, then 79 papers would earn the cartoonist 10*52*79 = $41,080.
This explains the existence of books and merchandising.
GoComics pays the cartoonists, but I can’t find a direct answer to “how much”, or what the formula is. (Clearly, it’s going to depend on popularity in some way.)
Looks like a homage to Calvin and Hobbes in panel 4. :)
Yes, it’s entirely possible to be a fiscal conservative and a social liberal — wanting the government out of your pocketbook, out of your markets, and out of your bedroom. That’s more likely to be called libertarian these days.
Oh, to have Ike as president again! Of those who followed, most have been far lesser people.
Darrin’s just messin’ with us here, probably to take his mind off politics.
When I taught 5 courses a year as an adjunct, 5 of us shared an office with 4 desks (but we were all adjuncts and there were never 5 of us in there, so that was OK). With 2 courses a year, I get nothing unless you count being able to sit in my car in the parking garage.
And it’s not at all clear you have more prestige than a graduate student, unless adjunct is a “fun job” while you have a real job (e.g. as a business executive).
Yoga pants are fine for yoga. Cycling shorts are fine for cycling. Swimsuits are fine for the pool. Wearing any of these for general use annoys me.
Yes, Gilchrist did evolve Fritzi, and in a positive direction from the point of view of having an actual character — although I admit I’ve never read the early Bushmiller strips where she was the center of the strip. Gilchrist gave her a love life, for example. But she was drawn as a pin-up, and perhaps Jaimes will move away from that. We’ll see. Bushmiller’s Fritzi was different than Gilchrist’s Fritzi, and I expect Jaimes will go in some different direction yet. Prepare for the attack of the comic curmudgeons when that happens!