Ordinarily I don’t recommend reading the comments on too many things, but they’re especially instructive here …
Video: Russell Brand on environmental destruction, income disparity, and why voting isn’t helping.
<strikethrough>He kicks ass.</strikethrough>
Update: My bad for not following celebrity shenanigans more closely, but evidently Russell Brand is a bit of a dick. This complicates things. Being a dick doesn’t invalidate his argument, but by the same token, the validity of his argument doesn’t excuse him being a dick.
Something to put my bourgeois nostalgia for civility in context.
" … prostitutes, pansies and punks … "
— Tom Robinson Band, Power in the Darkness.
True in 1978. True now.
In 2007 a hedge fund manager (John Paulson) made $3.7 billion by conspiring with Goldman Sachs to create packages of risky subprime mortgages, so that in anticipation of a housing crash he could use other people’s money to bet against his personally designed sure-to-fail financial instruments.
Why are these pieces of shit not hanging from lampposts?
It’s different for the Olympics, of course.
More from @NYTimesKrugman. This guy should be required reading.