To clarify: the title is excerpted from Act 1 of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. The full quote goes:
"Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes."
It's a warning against spending too much of your life in scholarly pursuits.
Day By Day
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Visualizing the Depression
Here's a nice visual representation of county-level unemployment statistics since the beginning of 2007. You can see the country rapidly turning into California.