A Succinct Explanation of the Economy

money shirtThe Truth About The Economy In 2 Minutes:

– The economy doubles since 1980, but wages flat. Where did the money go…
– All (or most) of the gains went to the super rich. And…
– With money comes political power. Taxes on super rich slashed, revenues evaporate. This leads to…
– Huge budget deficits. Middle class agitated, fights for scraps…
– Middle class divided. Buying and borrowing slow. Resulting in:
– Anemic recovery/economy.

Economics bores me silly, but this article was informative and interesting.

“Tremé” on DVD / Blu-Ray Today

The first 10-episode season of HBO’s Tremé comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. Quoting myself from my original post:

…I recommend it if only to groove out on some fantastic New Orleans music. It’s from the creators of The Wire and it shows. The acting and the production are authentic. Each episode feels like a revelation. It’s like visiting New Orleans, though I’ve never been there. I’ve never been to Baltimore either, but I feel like I know it from watching “The Wire…” The post-Katrina storyline isn’t nearly as intense as anything in “The Wire,” but with the final episode of season 1, they’ve set the scene for a potentially great series.

Season two begins on April 24th, 2011.

Read a thorough review on DVD Talk.

Roll Up The Rim To Win 2011

It’s Roll Up the Rim To Win time – Tim Hortons’ annual contest where you roll up the rim of specialled marked red and yellow cups.
roll up the rim to win tim hortons
This year’s (2011) prizes include:

  • 2011 Toyota Matrix
  • Panasonic 3D TV Package
  • Mountain Bike

And donuts. Lots of donuts.

This year they have an online game where you can win free coffee for a year.

I tend to buy more of their coffee when the contest is around. Do you?