Robert Reich: The Truth About the American Economy →
robertreich: The U.S. economy continues to stagnate. It’s growing at the rate of 1.8 percent, which is barely growing at all. Consumer spending is down. It’s vital that we understand the truth about the American economy. How did we go from the Great Depression to 30 years of Great Prosperity? And from there,…
No single task has my undivided attention. A study by the University of...– Jemima Kiss: How I kicked my digital habit | Technology | The Observer (via mediafuturist)
BuzzFeed: 8 Quotes From Amy Poehler's Harvard... →
buzzfeed: Amy Poehler addressed the Class of 2011 at this year’s Harvard commencement ceremony. It was a riveting speech that referenced Oprah, iPhones, Mark Zuckerberg and The Winklevii, as well as Boyz II Men. Here are my eight favorite quotes: “I can only assume that I am here today because of…
Think Tank: The Economics of Death Star Planet... →
fieldyweb: Cost-benefit analysis, anyone? What’s the economic calculus behind the Empire’s tactic of A) building a Death Star, B) intimidating planets into submission with the threat of destruction, and C) actually carrying through with said destruction if the planet doesn’t comply? Doesn’t the Empire take a huge economic loss from the lost productivity of an entire planet? They were...
Stages of Sleep
It turns out that humans can, in fact, detect as few as 2 photons entering the...– Oscillatory Thoughts: We are all inattentive superheroes
The seduction secrets of video game designers →
The world’s love of video games has much to do with our intrinsic desires and motives
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There were, as it turned out, three people on the boat. Three boys. Two were 15...– Story of the Tokelau Teenagers Lost in the Ocean for 51 Days: Newsmakers: GQ As my daughter becomes interested in boys, I encourage her to read this kind story. Boys are nuts, really truly screwy in the head. No sense of perspective, no sense of mortality. But now and again they fuck up and get...
I’m a big believer in human curators. Algorithms alone do a terrible job of...– Instapaper founder Marco Arment at Studiomates lunch (via curiositycounts) If you replace “readers” with “listeners”… it’s the same dynamic. Humans matter. (via danielholter) Most definitely yes. (via mikehudack) Yay.
♫ Listening to Adele & The XX - Rolling In The...
I hope when people ask what you’re going to do with your English and/or creative...– DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column #72: The Future Has An Ancient Heart - The Rumpus.net (via housingworksbookstore)
All-Encompassing Trip: How to import the Tumblr... →
Update: Tumblr’s Jacob Bijani made an experimental, unsupported way of getting an OPML file you can import into Google Reader or your favorite feed reader, by visiting tumblr.com/following.opml. In case it stops working, you can still use my original instructions below. What I did,…
Here is the reality: the Republicans have spent the past 30 years creating...– Joe Klein (via azspot)
The framing of the country’s unemployment trouble as an unfortunate metastasis...– Lewis Lapham on the servant problem and American jobs. Read more. (via utnereader)