Can we just ban the MPAA already? It’s not really doing much of anything that’s particularly useful. Hollywood Loves a Sequel — But Really, SOPA 2? | Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Because when we invest in science, when we invest in space, when we invest in exploration, we always, always get far more back in return than we put in. And not just in dollars and cents. THIS is why we invest in … Continue reading
This also applies to art, illustration, photography, and web design. After a while, you learn why contracts are so important — but not a guarantee from the criminally scummy and dickish. Preposterous Twaddlecock: How to Deal with Writers Effectively in … Continue reading
I have been saying for decades that business schools, essentially, mostly just teach the brethren how to cook the books in a mostly legal way. Going through several MBA courses, nothing really conflicted with that assertion. Economics should be more … Continue reading
Some of us have been nattering about this since the 80s. The suits and bean-counters haven’t wanted to listen. Some, just SOME, need to start listening for their (and our) survival. Grow. Innovate. Expect great. Think long-term—not just for the … Continue reading
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we all have “ordinary” situations that we consistently find intimidating or overwhelming–events that stress you out even when you only think about doing them. I know I’ve got a couple that rear their heads from time-to-time. Continue reading
The local Albuquerque Tortilla Company (ATC) that, in my not so humble native New Mexican opinion, made the only store-bought flour tortilla that could be described as something worth eating has been bought out by multinational GRUMA, S.A.B. de C.V. (Monterrey, Mexico), sellers of Mission Tortillas Continue reading
The founders understood the lessons of history, and were keen observers of human nature. As a group, we here in the now clearly aren’t. What The Founding Fathers Thought About Corporations.
Ben Bernake is correct that the economy is stratifying, but can’t see that education is largely irrelevant as a practical reason for the dangerous economic condition of the US. Continue reading
During the “Great Recession”, there has been much gnashing of teeth that money isn’t flowing. A solution exists that could be implemented almost immediately and with little-to-no government interference. Continue reading
But if the rich don’t get richer, how are we to expect the poor to get poorer? Thank goodness we bailed them out before any low-paying out-sourced overseas jobs were lost. via Study says most corporations pay no U.S. income … Continue reading
“What’s clear here is that CEOs who slash thousands of jobs certainly aren’t tightening their belts,” via CEOs lay off thousands, rake in millions – Business – U.S. business – msnbc.com.
There’s a difference between enlightened self-interest and simply self-interest. It seems that for the Kochs, the line between the two is heavy and wide. That’s what filthy rich can buy for you. The billionaire Koch brothers’ war against Obama : … Continue reading
This explains a lot about my life. It also explains some of the short-comings of society in general. Do-gooders get voted off island first: People don’t really like unselfish colleagues, psychologists find.
This is potentially the game-changing issue of the information age. It can seem like tech esoterica, but in this inter-connected world, it’s resolution will touch just about everyone. Electronic Frontier Foundation weighs in on th Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal – … Continue reading