When I was in school I took a class with Cornel West, who’s this amazing...– Natalie Portman to Zhang Ziyi (x) um wtf. i usually don’t care about the stuff she says because i’m just like ‘lol w/e’ most of the time at famous people weighing in on ~issues. but this is just … ‘that’s actually proved beneficial’? oh natalie, i think we’re through. (via commanderspock) ...
There will only be shortage of talent at a particular wage rate.– Actually that is silly — McKensey should now that there is and will never be a … | Hacker News
The Olympics are a business, plain and simple. A tax-free juggernaut called the...– Some Olympic Thoughts - Brett Morris on Mark Cuban’s blog (via llimllib)
p.s. “Acqui-hire” is not a word. Please stop it. p.p.s. Using the term “talent...– 2012 is the year of startups getting acquired
Buying an audience turned into buying cookie pools which evolved into real-time...– Fads & Ads: Rebuilding the Credit Crisis with Online Ads (and it’s gross)
Principle 1: All successful APIs will be abused in ways you cannot anticipate. ...– Don’t Build APIs… | cek.log
You know what they ought to do with churches? Tax them. If holy people are so...– George Carlin (via graphicalundertones)
If you want to know what the cool kids will be listening to next month, here are...– Which City Is the Musical Tastemaker for the US? Hint: Not NY or LA | 80beats | Discover Magazine (via dixiecupua)
One of the best-kept secrets in economics is that there is no case for the...– There Is No Invisible Hand - Jonathan Schlefer - Harvard Business Review (via pukomuko)
Throughout the past four years, we keep hearing about the impact of this economy...– On today’s Fresh Air, how the recession has impacted America’s poorest women. (via nprfreshair)
Good For Women
colorblocking: I just need to get this out because so much of the response towards criticism of the new HBO show ‘Girls’ has been bugging the shit out of me. It’s not a new argument. I’ve been hearing it for years and years but recently I’ve just gotten tired of tolerating it. People have been promoting ‘Girls’ as this big, feminist triumph. ‘It’s a show about ‘normal’ girls and addressing their...
U.S. Alert as China’s Cash Buys Inroads in... →
A brand new $35 million stadium opened here in the Bahamas a few weeks ago, a gift from the Chinese government. The tiny island nation of Dominica has received a grammar school, a renovated hospital and a sports stadium, also courtesy of the Chinese. Antigua and Barbuda got a power plant and a cricket stadium, and a new school is on its way. The prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago can thank...
Abolitionist literature focused heavily on the sufferings of the slave,...– The Humane Sensibility – The Aporetic
There were very few accounts of the sufferings of slaves, or the insane, or...– The Humane Sensibility – Mike O’Malley (via llimllib)
We have trouble, in our culture, with any love that isn’t based on sex or blood....– A Man. A Woman. Just Friends? - William Deresiewicz (via llimllib)
Holding a gun makes you think others are too →
Wielding a gun increases a person’s bias to see guns in the hands of others, new research from the University of Notre Dame shows. Notre Dame Associate Professor of Psychology James Brockmole, who specializes in human cognition and how the visual world guides behavior, together with a colleague from Purdue University, conducted the study, which will appear in an upcoming issue of Journal of...
As more great new companies are absorbed into big old companies, a whole new...– The next generation bends over - (37signals)
What Explains the Increasing Trend in African... →
In this study, data from the U.S. State Department on visas issued abroad and information from other sources are used to examine trends in African emigration to the U.S. The results suggest that, on average, moderate increases in African Gross Domestic Product between 1992 and 2007 had a buffering effect on emigration trends. Yet, emigration to the U.S. increased much faster from the poorest...
Friend just told me she showed images from a lynching in class & a student...– —From Dr. Jelani Cobb’s Twitter timeline. How I’d look at the students… (via racialicious)
Let us begin our activism right here: with the money-driven villainy at the...– The White Savior Industrial Complex - Teju Cole (via llimllib)