1930: Physicist Albert Einstein honored at City Hall by NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker, and Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, who dubs him the "ruling monarch of the mind." Lot of good that did for Columbia; Princeton got Einstein.
Erich Salomon, Albert Einstein engaging in animated conversation with British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, surrounded by a group of luminaries including the Nobel Prize-winner Max Planck, far right, and other German political and business leaders, smoking cigars and sipping cognac. The reception was given by Reich Chancellor Brüning in honour of the visiting British Prime Minister in August 1931.
Let's Raise Minimum Wage, not Congress'. If you think this is bad, just look at their retirement payments and how little they have to work to get them (12 years), but they long ago outlawed "double dippers" who were worth every penny and had to work at least 40 years to get their two meager pensions.