Robert Reich: Why a Fair Economy is Not... →
robertreich: One of the most pernicious falsehoods you’ll hear during the next seven months of political campaigning is there’s a necessary tradeoff between fairness and economic growth. By this view, if we raise taxes on the wealthy the economy can’t grow as fast. Wrong. Taxes were far higher on top…
I think I had this client when I was a freelancer
clientsfromhell: Client: Do you charge? Me: Yes. Client: Money?
Iran expected to permanently cut off Internet by... →
infoneer-pulse: Millions of Internet users in Iran could soon be permanently cut off from the Web, social networks, and e-mail. In a statement released last week, Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, announced it plans to establish a national intranet within five months in an effort to create a “clean Internet,” according to an International...
TV Makes You Smarter →
tetw: by Steven Johnson For decades, we’ve worked under the assumption that mass culture follows a path declining steadily toward the lowest-common-denominator. But on closer inspection it seems the exact opposite is happening: TV is getting more cognitively demanding, not less.
Mama D's Arts Bordello: William Carlos Williams’... →
artsbordello: This is just to say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox. And by the way, I noticed they weren’t organic or locally grown. I thought we’d made a commitment to our Food Co-op. What’s the point of being part of a Food Co-op if you’re just going to buy plums from Wal-Mart? This is just…