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Against Economics
Mainstream economists nowadays might not be particularly good at predicting financial crashes, facilitating general prosperity, or coming up with models for preventing climate change, but when it comes to establishing themselves in positions of intellectual authority, unaffected by such failings, their success is unparalleled. One would have to look at the history of religions to find anything like it.
economics  critique  history  books  review  money  policy  economy  political 
12 weeks ago by driscoll
The Black Book by Jean Keller (Paperback) - Lulu
"The Black Book" A Lulu book, printed with a gallon's worth of black ink, costs the same as a one with nothing on it.
Art  publishing  industry  economics  netart 
april 2013 by driscoll
When Alan Met Ayn: “Atlas Shrugged” And Our Tanked Economy | The Awl
In case you wanted to know about the mentality of many of the people on Wall Street, read this. It's a bit scary.
Objectivism  objectivist  theory  economy  economics  reading  history  America  libertarian  satanism 
january 2013 by driscoll
Have you been Scroogled? Try Bing—we don't limit your shopping choices.
Google admits they've now built "a purely commercial model" that delivers listings ranked by "bid price." via
google  bing  search  industry  web  siliconvalley  advertising  marketing  economics  competition 
november 2012 by driscoll
Poetry Bailout Will Restore Confidence of Readers—By Charles Bernstein (Harper's Magazine)
We estimate that for the buyout to be successful, we will need to remove from circulation all poems written after 1904.
humor  poetry  economics  literature 
september 2008 by driscoll
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