The Loot Council- Labor Day ’09 Edition

The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.

Ahh, Labor Day. That time of year that we proudly celebrate the proletariats of our great nation through a complex blend of beach trips, barbeques, discount store excursions and generally NOT going to work. Sadly, this holiday- first celebrated in the US here in New York by the way- also marks the unofficial end of summer. At any rate, the time off has given us a chance to catch up on our WoWenomic reading. Here are a few highlights:

Remember, if you are out BBQing today, be safe or look stupid.

Note that the above blogs are not listed in any particular order outside of the way the team brainstormed them. Please let us know if there are any sites that you feel we should feature and we will do so in a future edition of The Loot Council.

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2 responses to “The Loot Council- Labor Day ’09 Edition

  1. Martin

    Just a quote from wikipedia 🙂
    Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 7 in 2009).
    The holiday originated in Canada out of labor disputes (“Nine-Hour Movement”) first in Hamilton, then in Toronto, Canada in the 1870s, which resulted in a Trade Union Act which legalized and protected union activity in 1872 in Canada. The parades held in support of the Nine-Hour Movement and the printers’ strike led to an annual celebration in Canada. In 1882, American labor leader Peter J. McGuire witnessed one of these labor festivals in Toronto. Inspired from Canadian events in Toronto, he returned to New York and organized the first American “labor day” on September 5 of the same year.

    • jederus

      Yup, Labor Day idea stolen from Canada and, as we said, “first celebrated in the US here in New York”. On a related note, our Northern neighbors arguably stole the idea from various culture’s celebration of May Day.

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