Archive for May 14th, 2012

Monday Media Blogging

This is one of the most awesome commercials of all time:

I think it’s for real, but you can see why I might have doubts…

1 comment May 14th, 2012 at 06:36pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Education For All!

Universal access to education is a good thing, and something every country should strive for.  Universal 5- and 6-figure student debt, not so much.

May 14th, 2012 at 11:22am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Education

The Profit Motive Is Not Your Friend

Despite what conservatives would have you believe, unfettered capitalism is not actually a force for good.  The profit motive, at its core, is all about charging the highest possible prices you can get away with, at the lowest possible cost.  Which is an open invitation to cheating, corruption, price gouging, union-busting, and shoddy (if not downright dangerous) goods and services.

True, some companies have consciences or strive to differentiate themselves with quality service, but the free market does not guarantee either, and such companies are the exception rather than the norm.

May 14th, 2012 at 07:51am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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