Opinion editorials on advertising and business

If you keep up with U.S. government policy especially when it comes to economics, you may have heard that the Fair Labor Standards Act might crack down on companies making their employees work long stupid hours by requiring overtime pay, or a minimum salary of $50,440.

It was really only a few years ago open floor plan offices were sold to us as being The Future Of Work Efficiency. Break down those walls and join us in our airy revolution, where all are free to cohabitate in harmony. This commune will promote camaraderie and efficiency, they told us.

No that isn't a clickbait headline. It's an important analogy for all of you who want to explain to civilians (people who don't work in advertising) who insist they want to know what it's "really like."

Here's a simple math problem for you: If a legendary musician who once sold 25 million copies of an album, now only sells 650,000 copies, how much will an indie band who used to sell 100,000 copies now sell? The answer: a lot less.

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