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A Million Dollars a Day

Aloe Blacc inadvertently takes on wealth inequality.Continue readingA Million Dollars a Day

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If $1000 Was One Pixel

Wealth inequality fills me with impotent anger. I think most of us have difficulty grasping the sheer vastness of the gap between working people—including those who make pretty hefty salaries—and billionaires, so I am constantly…Continue readingIf $1000 Was One Pixel

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Eat the Rich

This video is a medium length but engaging illustration of exactly how stark the wealth inequality in the United States has become. Such disparity is why I have no problem repeating “eat the rich.”Continue readingEat the Rich

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Chart: The illustrated history of you being screwed by people like Mitt Romney

A cold dose of the facts. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2012/5/2/1088158/-Chart-The-illustrated-history-of-you-being-screwed-by-people-like-Mitt-RomneyContinue readingChart: The illustrated history of you being screwed by people like Mitt Romney

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Today in Netflix

Yesterday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that Netflix would be moving in still another new direction, in a reversal of decision made only a few weeks prior. Qwikster, Hastings’ stillborn attempt to save his precipitously…Continue readingToday in Netflix

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Netflix’s War on Customers

It’s no secret that the big media “old guard” want absolute control over how we as individuals experience culture. Rather than viewing the internet and the technologies and services it enables as exciting new opportunities…Continue readingNetflix’s War on Customers

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By the Corporations, For the Corporations

Remember how Comcast and NBC were merging, and there was all kinds of controversy about it? I’m still not entirely sure what I think the deal itself, except that Comcast has a maddening monopoly on…Continue readingBy the Corporations, For the Corporations

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Free Culture’s Worst-Case Scenarios

Many of my budding artist friends appreciate their obscurity problem and want to share their work without the encumbrance of copyright. Yet they are worried about others using it for commercial purposes, the same fear…Continue readingFree Culture’s Worst-Case Scenarios