The 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
It’s Star Wars day. Go buy some Lego Star Wars or one of the thousand DVD versions of Star Wars – Lucas needs the money.
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
I discovered today that the entire 2003 documentary, The Corporation, can be viewed on YouTube (spanning over 23 segments). The documentary evaluates the behaviour of the corporation in accordance to its legal status as a class of person. Most large corporations, when you get right down to it, behave like psychopaths.
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. 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