Today: pizza plugged potholes, wither the old gods, the wages of the minimum wage, you down with CVE?, big science gets bigger, awesome Ingrid Gehl, funnybooks go hi-tech, and the last hard bop jazz genius.Read More The Angle 06/18/2018
For Trump to suggest that Russia should be reinstated is essentially to say that invading and annexing Crimea was OK.Read More Trump’s G7 Putin Play
An assumption that’s supposed to raise a right-leaning culture warrior’s hackles is that because Roseanne Barr was fired by ABC, Samantha Bee should necessarily have been fired by TBS. Any serious analysis of this claim was unnecessary for those who bought into it. Clearly it’s a stupid non-argument.Read More Barr And Bee
Firms investing more in capital than labor is evidence of low demand. Low demand saps productivity, which limits investment in new equipment and workers.Read More The DeX Files 05/29/2018: News & Notes On The Great Buyback Boom
Comicsgate is as much about comics fans as it is about comics as a medium and an industry.Read More Another Gate For Geeks
The black conservative agenda is a product. Black conservatives sell it by seeing the world through the eyes of predominantly white consumers and patrons. In that world racism is a bug, not a feature of American modernity.Read More There’s A Policeman In My Head And He Must Be Shelby Steele (On Black Conservatives)
Because there are so few black billionaires, we need the first ever to be an honest broker who can decipher what upticks in economic stats mean for black people.Read More Do Black People Need Black Billionaires?
Trump is banking on weapons production and sales as a revenue stream (and a source of manufacturing jobs) for the U.S. Likewise, Russia needs new cash flows to offset low oil prices and the effects of Western sanctions.Read More What Arms Race?
“The new focus started on June 30, when FoxNews.com published an article on “the apparently increasing frequency of female teachers having sex with their young male students.””Read More Don’t Stand So Close To Her
Neither the public nor private sector took the lead in developing the essential architecture of the most important communication development since writing. Rather, a third force deserves most of the credit—peer networks.Read More May The Web Be Unbroken