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cirox:

Mad Men - illustration for the Washington Post by The Heads of State

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"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."

Source: The New York Times
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accidentalchinesehipsters:

Remember this? Poor-taste botany enthusiastic embroiderers strike again, and if the elderly aren’t safe then the young aren’t even safer. The stitching on the jacket is fine. The reason why it was made is a mystery.

Also, this kid (or tiny man) has a glorious head of hair! Chinese baby food is probably engineered to contain 200% of their daily requirements for super vitamins, which are derived from future science and will help them read better during their toddler years.

Seen in the streets of Hong Kong by Cat Shannahan and Tanner McLaughlin.

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"What has happened over the past 30 years is the capture of the world’s common treasury by a handful of people, assisted by neoliberal policies which were first imposed on rich nations by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. I am now going to bombard you with figures. I’m sorry about that, but these numbers need to be tattooed on our minds. Between 1947 and 1979, productivity in the US rose by 119%, while the income of the bottom fifth of the population rose by 122%. But from 1979 to 2009, productivity rose by 80%, while the income of the bottom fifth fell by 4%. In roughly the same period, the income of the top 1% rose by 270%.

In his book The Haves and the Have Nots, Branko Milanovic tries to discover who was the richest person who has ever lived. Beginning with the loaded Roman triumvir Marcus Crassus, he measures wealth according to the quantity of his compatriots’ labour a rich man could buy. It appears that the richest man to have lived in the past 2,000 years is alive today. Carlos Slim could buy the labour of 440,000 average Mexicans. This makes him 14 times as rich as Crassus, nine times as rich as Carnegie and four times as rich as Rockefeller."

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George Monbiot has some stern words for the rich (via birdlord)

Let’s recap that last part for the TLDR crowd: measuring in terms of ability to buy (the time and sweat of) other people, the richest person to live since Jesus is alive today.

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CAF Venturesome's Blog: Social investment provides councils with an innovative way to support local charities

caf-venturesome:

A pioneering tie-up between the country’s longest running social investment fund, CAF Venturesome, and Oxford City Council has provided a new charity with the finance necessary to launch in the current climate of funding cuts.

The Council has acted as a guarantor to a £115,000 loan that CAF…

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"All I mean is that I was very young in New York, and that at some point the golden rhythm was broken, and I am not that young anymore."

- Didion (via rickyo)

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Douglas Rushkoff: Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don't get it

I really liked this when i read it… and then forgot about it :)

caffeinated:

 

Great piece.  My favorite part:

Anyone who says he has no idea what these folks are protesting is not being truthful. Whether we agree with them or not, we all know what they are upset about, and we all know that there are investment bankers working on Wall Street getting richer while things for most of the rest of us are getting tougher. What upsets banking’s defenders and politicians alike is the refusal of this movement to state its terms or set its goals in the traditional language of campaigns.

That’s because, unlike a political campaign designed to get some person in office and then close up shop (as in the election of Obama), this is not a movement with a traditional narrative arc. As the product of the decentralized networked-era culture, it is less about victory than sustainability. It is not about one-pointedness, but inclusion and groping toward consensus. It is not like a book; it is like the Internet.

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mattchewers:

The memorial outside Steve Jobs’ house Palo Alto.

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rickyo:

New York Times ad, 10/7/2011

rickyo:

New York Times ad, 10/7/2011

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