Typepad is apparently offering a bailout package for journalists: a free Typepad Pro account, and access to their ad network. This is a brilliant way to buy talent on the cheap for them, and possibly reap rewards for years to come. And yet, also a good deal for the journalist--one of those win-win voluntary exchanges that free market types are always nattering on about. So if you're a print journalist in trouble (and who isn't--a local wag recently suggested that the New York Observer ought to change its name to "The Daily Layoff") it might be worth checking out.
The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?