The Followship Of The Ring

The relevant question is not how much a CEO contributes to the company. That is not how economics works. After all, how much does the firefighter contribute who rescues three kids from a burning house? We don’t pay our hero firefighters multimillion dollar salaries. We pay firefighters on the basis of how much it costs to hire another firefighter who can also do the job.

The question is how much does the CEO contribute compared with the next person in line for the job? Given the experience of large corporations in other countries, there is every reason to believe that there are lots of next people who could do the job as well or better and for much less.

Opinion: Time to rein in grossly overpaid CEOs: Company directors need to be held more accountable (via aljazeeraamerica)

The CEO/Shareholder dynamic allows for great inequality and has sent many jobs overseas and American factories to their demise.

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Our Rad Justice System
Kurt Cobain inspired me not to kill myself. I would rather live a miserable life than be worshiped in death as a hero that I am not. I am sick of suicide and depression being romanticized.
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rick2u:

It’s rare that my company posts anything interesting (to me anyway) on the company webpage, but last week they had this little graph to show how a lot more folks search the web for a psychic than they do for a financial professional. (Financial services is part of what we do). It was meant to illustrate how little most people value the advice of financial professionals and the challenge this presents to us to get more business. 
But for me, it illustrates a much larger issue; the predilection of humans to wallow in feelgood bullcrap than to seek out real facts. The collective knowledge of all humanity at our fingertips and we’ve turned the internet into a circus and a sewer. I wouldn’t last 5 minutes as Google Guy.

rick2u:

It’s rare that my company posts anything interesting (to me anyway) on the company webpage, but last week they had this little graph to show how a lot more folks search the web for a psychic than they do for a financial professional. (Financial services is part of what we do). It was meant to illustrate how little most people value the advice of financial professionals and the challenge this presents to us to get more business.

But for me, it illustrates a much larger issue; the predilection of humans to wallow in feelgood bullcrap than to seek out real facts. The collective knowledge of all humanity at our fingertips and we’ve turned the internet into a circus and a sewer. I wouldn’t last 5 minutes as Google Guy.

The fact that so many on the right are valorizing Bundy—or, at minimum, tiptoeing around his obvious nutbaggery—is a testament to the enduring power of Waco and Ruby Ridge among conservatives. The rest of us may barely remember them, but they’re totemic events on the right, fueling Glenn Beck-ian fantasies of black helicopters and jackbooted federal thugs for more than two decades now.

Mainstream conservatives have pandered to this stuff for years because it was convenient, and that’s brought them to where they are today: too scared to stand up to the vigilantes they created and speak the simple truth. They complain endlessly about President Obama’s “lawlessness,” but this is lawlessness. It’s appalling that so many of them aren’t merely afraid to plainly say so, but actively seem to be egging it on.

Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

The Right Wing needs to acquaint itself with the word “law”.

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jesus, probably (via jesuschristofficial)

Things to do today: 1) Breathe in. 2) Breathe out.

Ned Vizzini, ’It’s Kind of a Funny Story’  (via dylinquent)

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