So, if you’re not reading Barbara Ehrenreich’s columns in the New York Times, you’re missing out. I’ll echo all sorts of other people and say that the Times, or any other paper, needs to keep her on full time. Here’s a snippet from her column today, which in my opinion explifies great achievement in column writing:

And the menace posed by the elderly can only get worse, as ever more of them sink into debt. What’s eating up their nest eggs? In many cases, drugs.

It’s even better in context.