Have you seen Margin Call? Wow, what a good film. And not completely irrelevant to questions about Wall Street.
In the meantime, I commend to you this widely reposted recent essay.
From Daily Kos:
The impetus behind the Occupy Wall Street movement – […]
AASIF MANDVI ON: SCIENCE
Treat yourself to these very funny 6 minutes: Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and some very cute science fair kids.
Then, if you have a few minutes more (and don’t mind blue humor), watch John Stewart’s lead-in to that clip.
In it, he notes the hullabaloo that […]
Kevin Brown: “What struck me about yesterday’s David Frum piece [“It’s Time We Republicans Finally Admitted That Paul Krugman Might Be Right”] was this line: ‘Can it be that our enemies were right?’ Really, David? Enemies? Disagreeing on politics or economics is one thing, but equating those who disagree with you with […]
RICK PERRY RESCUES THE RICH
Jonathan Bernstein, writing in the Washington Post: “Rick Perry finally released his ‘flat tax’ and budget plan today. Boil it down and what you’re left with is tax cuts for the rich and tax returns they can do on postcards – while offering nothing but more complexity for […]
YOUR CELL PHONE BILL
Are you paying too much? BillShrink.com will grab your cell phone records (if you let it) and recommend a better plan based on your usage and the months left on your contract. Free.
Growing up, we thought of Supreme Court Justices as above reproach. Now it’s […]
The President has ended the war in Iraq; eliminated Osama Bin Laden and much of Al-Qaeda’s top tier; and led the world in liberating Libya at the cost of not a single American life. The Palestinians privately want to see Obama reelected, and the Israelis say he’s a steadfast ally. The Libyans, we […]
“Mr. Obama’s carefully calibrated response infuriated critics on the right and left,” reports the New York Times, “who blamed him either for ceding American leadership in a foreign conflict or for blundering into another Arab land without an exit strategy. But with Colonel Qaddafi joining the lengthening list of tyrants and terrorists […]
WARREN BUFFETT’S CHAIN LETTER (NOT)
Mike Duffy: “Usually when I get a ‘XXX wants you to forward this to N people’ message, I check its veracity on snopes.com. Here’s what they have to say about Warren Buffett’s alleged chain letter. If you haven’t already mentioned it to them, your readers might benefit […]
The numbers are in. Based on a just-released analysis by the Tax Policy Center, the lowest-income fifth of Americans would pay $1,854 more in federal tax each year under Republican front-runner Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan; the middle fifth would pay $4,330 more; but the fifth with the highest income would pay $14,442 […]
Leaving aside the difficulty President Herman Cain might encounter getting Congress to slash the top tax bracket from 35% to 9% (and from 15% to zero on their capital gains) . . . and leaving aside the unfairness of funding those cuts with tax hikes on the poor and middle class . . […]
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He is richest who is content with the least.~Socrates
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