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Why life hacking has fallen out of favor.
"Hacking Life: Systematized Living and Its Discontents By Joseph M. Reagle Jr. The MIT Press. "
book  review  lifehacks  technology  silicon-valley  ideology  privilege  2000s 
7 weeks ago by tsuomela
After the Financial Crisis, A Decade of Damage | The New Republic
book  review  recession  history  2000s  finance  economics  politics 
august 2018 by tsuomela
Computer Chronicles : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
"Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers."
computers  history  news  journalism  1980s  1990s  2000s  television  personal  technology  sts 
january 2017 by tsuomela
Political Connections and the Informativeness of Insider Trades by Alan D. Jagolinzer, David F. Larcker, Gaizka Ormazabal, Daniel J. Taylor :: SSRN
"This paper examines the relation between political connections and informed trading by corporate insiders in the context of the Financial Crisis. The unprecedented magnitude of government intervention, the substantial impact of this intervention on firm value, and the political nature of the intervention provide a powerful setting to examine the relation between political connections and informed trading. Consistent with political connections providing corporate insiders with an information advantage, we find strong evidence of a relation between political connections and the informativeness of their trades. Consistent with this relation stemming from private information related to government intervention, we find the relation is strongest during the period in which TARP funds were dispersed, and strongest among politically connected insiders at banks that received TARP funds. Examining insider trades around the announcements of TARP infusions, we find evidence of significant trading thirty days in advance of the announcement, and that these trades predict the market reaction to the announcement. Notably, we find these relations are present only for the trades of politically connected insiders. Overall, our results suggest that politically connected insiders had an information advantage during the Crisis and traded to exploit this advantage."
economics  recession  history  2000s  crisis  finance  management  insider  politics  influence 
september 2016 by tsuomela
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Field of Nightmares | TomDispatch
"Dirty Wars is really the secret history of how Washington launched a series of undeclared wars in the backlands of the planet and killed its way to something that ever more closely resembled an actual global war, creating a world of enemies out of next to nothing.  Think of it as a bizarre form of unconscious wish fulfillment and the results -- they came! -- as a field of nightmares."
book  review  terrorism  terror  war  journalism  military  military-industrial-complex  2000s  foreign-affairs  blowback 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Stumbling and Mumbling: Crisis, what crisis?
"In this sense, what is in one way a parallel between now and the 70s is also a difference. Both eras brought into doubt a dominant economic paradigm - Keynesian social democracy is the 70s and neoliberalism now. However, because neoliberalism serves the interests of capitalists in a way that Keynesianism (by the 70s) did not, there’s less of a rush among the ruling elite to look for an alternative.

But this merely raises the question. Why - given that its living standards are falling now in a way they did not in the 70s - is the working class so quiescent compared to then?"
economics  history  crisis  1970s  2000s  2010s  neoliberalism  conservatism 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Strange Horizons Columns: All The Big Kids are Doing It, by Karen Healey
In the grand and lazy tradition of end-of-year columnists everywhere, here are my personal favourite SFF young adult books of the decad
books  list  best-of-the-year  decade  2000s  young-adult  sf 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Dennis Perrin: New Century Smell
Perrin segues from terrorism and revenge to a comment on living life as a cleaner. Links to other essays on life as a cleaner.
essay  2000s  rant  politics  terrorism  labor  work  class 
december 2009 by tsuomela
Op-Ed Columnist - The Big Zero -
Paul Krugman on the 2000s as the decade of failure, disappointment, and delusion. "What was truly impressive about the decade past, however, was our unwillingness, as a nation, to learn from our mistakes."
opinion  2000s  commentary  economics  via:askpang 
december 2009 by tsuomela
AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | ‘Young Workers: A Lost Decade’
Something bad happened in the past 10 years to young workers in this country: Since 1999, more of them now have lower-paying jobs, if they can get a job at all; health care is a rare luxury and retirement security is something for their parents, not them. In fact, many—younger than 35—still live at home with their parents because they can’t afford to be on their own.
money  economics  labor  jobs  generation  age  youth  2000s 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Neo-Neo Realism - American Directors Make Clear-Eyed Movies for Hard Times -
Tries a bit too hard to make a trend but still lists some films worth seeing.
film  movie  criticism  2000s 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog -
Photo editors from Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and Thomson Reuters share defining photos of the George Bush presidency.
photography  about(GeorgeBush)  president  2000s  history 
february 2009 by tsuomela
What History Tells Us About the Market -
Graham summarized it this way: "...stocks always sell at unduly low prices after a boom collapses. As the president of the New York Stock Exchange testified, 'in times like these frightened people give the United States of ours away.' Or stated differently, it happens because those with enterprise haven't the money, and those with money haven't the enterprise, to buy stocks when they are cheap."

After the epic bashing that stocks have taken in the past few weeks, investors can be forgiven for wondering whether they fell asleep only to emerge in the waking nightmare of July 1932 all over again. The only question worth asking seems to be: How low can it go?
history  economics  crisis  depression  america  1930s  2000s  markets  stock 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Robert J. Samuelson - Paulson's Panic -
Call it Paulson's Panic. That's both unfair and accurate. It's unfair because Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson didn't create the underlying conditions that led to today's financial turmoil, and the failure for not quelling it is shared by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. But it's also accurate, because as world financial markets verged on panic, Paulson himself panicked. He saw no remedy except a massive bailout: having the government buy up to $700 billion worth of risky bonds.
market-failure  bailout  economics  politics  panic  crisis  finance  financial-services  2000s 
september 2008 by tsuomela

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