Busy on other projects for other places for a few days (and thank you! for asking, the two of you - details here later, or not), busy reading, busy where I have to be but don't want to be. Been busy also burning CDs to iTunes ahead of this coming weekends K2F2H2H2C2M2W2W2Z2G and back trip, rediscovered some bands, have a few songs plus a few links before they're stale and a poem.
- The projective eye.
- The self-destruction of the 1%.
- It's just academic.
- Philosophical conservatism and operational liberalism.
- A year of blasphemy.
- Making a killing.
- Yes, but I would also point out visa versa re: selective damning and praise for bullying.
- Timmerman? I guess I have seen his name on signs in yards in my neighborhood with Romney signs.
- Easily one of my favorite songs ever.
- New Godspeed You! Black Emperor reviewed. Third time through, it's starting to work for me.
- Silliman's always incredibly generous litlinks.
- Mother Mouth.
- James Tate wrote the below; yes, I am going to take advantage of having access to a scanner when I can't find a poem online to c/p and I don't have time to type OR when I find it online and don't feel like facking with facking blaagers facking coding. Click to enlarge.
Re, "The Self-Destruction of the 1%"ReplyDelete
I think I recognized over 20 years ago, when I was an undergrad, that the generation before my own was well on their way to successfully "pulling the ladder up after themselves." And that the version of capitalism that was being implemented was one tilted toward monopolies and oligarchies. (Not that I can take any self-satisfied vindication with my hunch being proven correct -- no, very much the opposite.)
But, a couple of things about that article:
(1) Mentions a "Great Gatsby Curve," after having cited the author of "The Bell Curve."
(2) Paragraph beginning: "In the early 19th century, the United States was one of the most egalitarian societies on the planet," and then quotes Thomas Jefferson. Um...slavery,anyone?
Oh -- and thanks again for linking.ReplyDelete
You're welcome, good stuff as always.ReplyDelete
Posted the link mostly since it's being yapped at around Blegsylvania and Twooterville (Froomkin just bumped it, for instance). I think it's notable not so much for what it says but where it was said and the conversation, however meager, it might generate among Villager chatterers.
'"In the early 19th century, the United States was one of the most egalitarian societies on the planet," and then quotes Thomas Jefferson. Um...slavery,anyone?'ReplyDelete
Oddly enough, these two facts are not incompatible.