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Rainbow in the Dark

Dope Das Racist joint! ūüėČ

Song from their CD Relax.

Maya Arulpragakicksam-ass

Maya Arulpragasam at the Super Bowl

Image via The New Yorker

So M.I.A. shocked and awed the conservative Parents Television Council, “the nation’s most influential advocacy organization protecting children against entertainment sex, violence and profanity”. Apparently, she even shocked the original shock and awer Madonna herself, who can’t stand being upstaged at her own show. What has become of America, whose most famous and enduring act was a gigantic bird-flip to colonial Great Britain way back in the 18th century?

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Lessig: Killing it over & over & over

via Striking The Root of Wall Street Corruption from Sean McDaniel on Vimeo.

The Galaxy as seen from Chilé

June 2010

via José Francisco Salgado

MOTO ROKR: 100 Tunes in your phone, baby!

Straight Talker

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Worth a repeat. Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech

Tax Ronald Reagan: MSNBC Republicant Debate in 45 Seconds

via Max Keiser.com

David Graeber: The History of Debt

David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years

“One must go into debt to achieve a life that goes in any way beyond sheer survival.”

via PBS

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Capitalism: Destroying Itself

From the man who correctly predicted the debt crisis of 2008, Nouriel Roubini (@Nouriel), Professer of Economics at Stern School NYU, some chilling words about functional deficiencies in our captilast system. What makes sense on an individual level for firms and households is detrimental, nay potentially catastrophic, on a systemic level:

Karl Marx had it right. At some point Capitalism may destroy itself. You cannot keep on shifting income from labor to Capital without having an excess capacity and a lack of aggregate demand. That’s what has happened. We thought that markets worked; they’re not working. The individual can be rational. The firm, to survive and thrive, can push labor costs more and more down, but labor costs are someone else’s income and consumption. That’s why it’s a self-destructive process.”

via Wall Street Journal Online