Despite the vocal complaints from Smiley et al, the Black Intelligentsia are not standing at soup kitchens or awaiting food stamps to feed their families.
…For many a vast commercial empire and many a splendiferous boardroom career has been shaped on the innovative wheel of creative accounting.
“I’m trying to show people that I’m not asking them to live an ascetic life of renunciation and denial, but actually a much more abundant life of fun and pleasure.”
The Web gives everyone a platform, but it does not guarantee an audience. It gives you tools for connection, but does not guarantee that people will like you.
Do we want to create lots of private economic wealth, or are we actually trying to get at a measure of social wealth as embodied in parks, orchestras, clean transport, libraries, schools?
So why, if nationalizing the banks in this way isn’t a particularly socialist way to do things, hasn’t Obama’s economic team already done so?
Executives and government officials should take note of the public anger. No longer are huge bonuses the stuff of aspiration and dreams. They’re evoking anger.
From Madoff to Jack Sterling to Marc Dreier, the criminality of the rich white CEO is being exposed as a commonplace event. What is alarming is that we continue to disassociate their behaviour from serious crime
Not since World II has spam had such a steady string of profits. Their employees are often offered overtime shifts to provide this low cost “canned meat” to the public.
“The role of the individual lawmaker must be redefined. Similar to Switzerland’s system, lawmakers should not be career politicians but practice a profession outside of parliament.”