Sociological Images breaks down who makes the most from the recent uptick in the economy. Spoiler alert: It probably isn’t you. Click through for more analysis at the source. We Are Not All In It Together » Sociological Images.Read More Who Benefits from Economic Recovery?
We apologize for this break in Beard Week/Month, but this is very important: For context, see Wil’s post here.Read More BREAKING: G8 Summit Moved to Camp David
The Guardian nails it.Read More “Outlawing dissent: Rahm Emanuel’s new regime”
Well, it’s not me. But who is the 1%? The NY Times published a great interactive graphic explaining which professions are most commonly 1%ers. It’s great. Don’t forget to note the sidebar on the right, which explains oddities in the information. “Supervillain” didn’t make the chart though… so something must be askew. The Top 1 Percent: […]Read More NY Times infographic: Who is the 1%?
Calamities of Nature – Occupy California Universities.Read More Here’s a Thing
This popped up on Slog – the online aspect of Seattle’s fantastic The Stranger. I am, of course, a regular reader. And today they mention Illinois! Why, my goodness, that’s where I live! This is relevant to me! How wonderful to see news of my beloved home-state swoop in from abroad like a… Oh. Oh no. […]Read More News on the March
An interesting but lamentably brief NYT piece describing changes in police riot-gear over time. Click through for the article. Riot Gear’s Evolution – NYTimes.com.Read More Riot Gear’s Evolution
“2012 National Defense Act: ‘Terrifying’ And Must Be Stopped” One of the articles he refers to. The media should be having a field day with this, but they’re not. I don’t understand why. Whether the waiver has been added to protect American citizens or not, the fact that an attempt to enact a law that […]Read More Guantanamo Won’t Be Big Enough
I recently subscribed to the New Yorker. Their coverage of the OWS movement has been odd, but this article was exactly what I want. OWS isn’t a single group with a single demand. It’s a collection of stories of people who aren’t content with the system-as-stands. This is a long story – but it’s a […]Read More The New Yorker on OWS
Naomi Wolf writes for The Guardian about violence against OWS protestors. Wolf is as smart as she is outspoken. (The Beauty Myth is absolutely essential reading.) She’s also given to strong rhetoric. And she’s very often right, and most always insightful. Say what you like about Frank Miller, the vitriol he spat against OWS puts […]Read More Naomi Wolf on OWS