Monthly Archives: August 2010

What 90 Years Of Failure Can Teach Us: (Not) Learning From History

The Huffington Post is a like an oil-drum chock full of stupid, and somewhere inside are some tiny grains of good writing and reporting. Regina Weiss saw a big ocean of dumb and decided “I CAN DO THAT! I CAN … Continue reading

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Reality Check

No real introduction is needed for this, but it just goes to show that the problem with politics isn’t parties, it’s politics. Though no foreign concept to WaCK as we’ve covered it before, it’s always good to be reminded that … Continue reading

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Internet Awesome Alert

The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people’s grammar.  It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it … Continue reading

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Why ‘Inception’ shouldn’t blow your mind

For those in the marketing business, this summer’s biggest blockbuster Inception was good, but maybe not that groundbreaking. In fact, there’s probably more to learn about marketing in the flick’s 148 minutes than in any Marketing 101 class. Marketing, through … Continue reading

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Economics 2.0

Societies rely on investment and innovation to grow and develop. We should recognize that economic rules for physical resources are different from those for informational ones. We should tailor institutions to recognize differences in economics 1.0 and 2.0. Continue reading

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Friday Morning Music – Breakup Songs!

Every week we kick your Friday off with a series of music videos, loosely gathered around a theme. This week, songs for an angry breakup! Fuck You – Ceelo Green Friend, reader, and bartender extrodinaire, Nick sent along this song, … Continue reading

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WPC – Week 8: Hot

This week was one of the more conceptual topics, and we took it in some different directions. Rhom saw the sun set over New Mexico, Mr. Fantastic interjected some juvenile humor, and I found a dog day of summer and a bright … Continue reading

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The Giant Panda, Fraud

A recent trip to the National Zoo got me thinking.  What’s the deal with all the panda stuff? Panda propaganda abounds.  There is a panda pavilion, a panda pagoda, a panda gift shop, and, of course, the panda exhibit.  My … Continue reading

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Cash For Clunkers Big Success, For Rich, Politically Connected Folks

via Radley Balko: Cash for Clunkers fallout: Price of used cars jumps 30 percent. So we have a government program whose stated aim was to shore up huge, failed corporations by giving public money to mostly upper-income people that in the … Continue reading

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Regulation: Necessary Evil, or Evil Necessity?

Progressive blogger Matt Yglesias took flak earlier this week for taking the position that some regulations, sometimes, in some specific factual circumstances, could conceivably be unnecessary. The thoughtful, respectful, intelligent commentors at ThinkProgress took issue with even this tepid, half-hearted backing of … Continue reading

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