NPR's Planet Money finds an actual socialist →
Despite what you may have heard, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats aren’t socialists. And the top Republicans in Washington aren’t free-market libertarians. But given how freely everybody’s throwing those terms around these days, we’re wading in to get a deeper understanding of what they really mean. On today’s Planet Money, we talk to an actual...
For one thing, craziness has gone mainstream. It’s one thing when a billionaire...– Op-Ed Columnist - The Angry Rich and Taxes - NYTimes.com (via notjenny)
Pearls Before Breakfast →
Joshua Bell, 39 year-old violin virtuoso, plays for 43 minutes during a morning commute at the L’Enfant Plaza DC metro station. He dresses like an average guy, picks an out of the way spot between the doors and the escalators, and puts his case out for donations. It’s the case for his $3.5 million Stradivarius violin. What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and...
Send My Love To Linda: An Untold Jimi Hendrix... →
I want to listen to this song now. Tough one to track down.
A ballot initiative on carbon emission in... →
squashed: If you are in California, it is critical that you vote on November 4. As referenced in the above link, there is a ballot initiative on California’s greenhouse gas restriction. The proponents want to prevent the restrictions from going until “state unemployment falls to 5.5 percent or lower for at least four consecutive quarters.” (Translation: When pigs fly.) As you might imagine,...
Figs are not actually fruits but a mass of... →
Poverty rate rises to 14.3%, highest since 1994.... →
Now I’m bummed out.