The Internet’s Gilded Age

Thanks to the recent US Federal Appeals Court’s decision to prevent the FCC from monitoring the actions of Internet providers, you can say sayonara to internet neutrality. Another Mark Fiore gem on the subject matter awaits you.


If It Were Terrorism…

If It Were Terrorism

Fear of “terror” got us into two wars within the last 15 years; let’s use its galvanizing potential in a more rights-driven way.


Why Do The Super-Rich Keep Comparing Obama To Hitler?

Tom Perkins

The Article: Why Do the Super-Rich Keep Comparing Obama to Hitler? by Matthew O’Brien in The Atlantic.

The Text: First, they came for the bailed-out bankers’ bonuses, and I did not speak out, because I wasn’t a banker.

Then they came for the hedge fund managers’ tax loophole, and I did not speak out, because I wasn’t a hedge fund manager.

Then they came for novelist Danielle Steel’s hedges, and finally I did speak out, because I know her, and I’m a knight—a literal knight of the Kingdom of Norway—so I thought I’d get on my high horse and charge forth in her defense.

This is the Ballad of Tom Joad Perkins, Silicon Valley’s legendary venture capitalist. He had to speak out after he saw the appalling way the San Francisco Chronicle disparaged his ex-wife Ms. Steel’s plots, prose, and shrubbery.

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Rich Business Man: 3.5 Billion People Living In Poverty Is “Great”

When confronted by the fact that the world’s richest 85 people have the combined wealth of the 3.5 billion poorest people, the word “great” is probably one of the last descriptors you might choose. That is, of course, unless you’re Canadian venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.


The Three Branches Of Government

Branches Of Government

George Carlin would be proud.


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