Category: Business

Is Affirmative Action a Good thing or a Bad thing?

I’m going to preface this by saying that I am writing this piece to ask questions that I have no answers to. I am not claiming to know whether or not affirmative action is good […]

United States is Becoming the World’s Favorite Place for the Rich to Hide Their Money

The United States doesn’t like to be outdone by anyone, except when it comes to education, health care, social programs etc., but other than that we like to be number one. Not to be outdone […]

Take a Look Inside the Most Expensive Train Station Ever Built

After more than ten years and an estimated cost of $4 billion the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and enormous sculpture that tops it, named Oculus, is rumored to finally be opening to the public […]

Netflix is now offering unlimited paid maternity and paternity leave

Netflix raised the bar earlier today when they announced on their blog that, as of now, the company will be offering unlimited maternity and paternity leave for the first year after the child’s birth or […]

American Prison System: Fun with numbers

77% of Americans “identify” as Christians according to a 2012 Gallup poll. 14.5% Americans live below the poverty line. That is according the 2013 Census. According to the Census that number fell from 15% in […]

How the corporate cartel has systematically devalued human beings

Sarah Kendzior has written an amazing piece over at Aljazeera.com. I couldn’t have said it better and I’m not even going to try to. Here are a few quotes that really stood out to me […]

85 people control as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion combined

It’s not really hard to tell when a system is broken when you are coming out with numbers like this. Oxfam International, a poverty fighting organization, made news at the World Economic Forum in Davos […]

Diesel Reboot ad features a topless woman covered in tattoos wearing a burka

Judging by the position of the back pocket I’m just going to assume that they made the entire front of the burka out of the ass part of the jeans. Gross! As someone who isn’t […]

Groklaw shuts down in wake of email snooping revelations

And then there were two. Lavabit is shutting down, citing Lavabit owner Ladar Levison’s admission that since he shut down Lavabit he’s stopped using email altogether and if we knew what he did, we’d stop […]

U.S. military spends $45 for a single bolt

Speaking of price gouging and wasteful spending, the U.S. military doesn’t want to be outdone by the healthcare industry. User Sligmit posted this invoice for a single bolt purchased by the military at a cost […]