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Author of Shuts & Failures t.co/oO3pnIYrzY. Writes for @dagblog, @Reuters, @Mcsweeneys, @esquiremag, @forbes, @tNYPress, @tpm @thedailybeast

47% of Americans Can’t Save Any Money

thedailybeast.com — Last Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank governors released minutes from its March meeting, where they decided to signal to the world that, in the foreseeable future, they will deem the U.S. economy healthy enough for the Fed can start raising short term interest rates. The recovery is here, long live the recovery.

A Brush With Immortality: Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and Jackie Mclean

dagblog.com — A Brush With Immortality: Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and Jackie Mclean I went to Shelly's Manhole with some older brothers to see Thelonious Monk one night, and I noticed that Monk kept looking over at me as he was playing.

Credit Default Swaps: Weapons of Mass Disclosure

"Ooh, that’s a nice fish,...

michaelmaiello.tumblr.com — wtfevolution:"Ooh, that's a nice fish, evolution.""Oh, thanks! I'm pleased.""What is it called?""This one's a pearlfish.""Lovely. And what does it eat?""Little invertebrates, that kind of thing.""Delightful. And where does it live?""Inside the anus of a sea cucumber.""Oh, for Christ's sake.""What? It's a fine place.

Morality Tale Economics

dagblog.com — David Brooks and Ross Douthat are both singing the same tune about Robert Putnam's work on income inequality -- They believe that the tribulations of poorer Americans are caused as much by a breakdown in the culture as by a lack of money.

How WalMart Fooled The World

dagblog.com — We are going to see several southern states object to AP History courses in the public high schools. They are not happy with history that don't cover American exceptionalism and their version of history. This also ties in with the common core battle.

Walmart’s Wage Hike Still About Greed

thedailybeast.com — With much fanfare and platitudes like, "our people make the difference," WalMart has achieved a public relations coup by granting quite meager raises to its employees. The headlines make the $277 billion (market cap) company look quite generous as it has raised its starting hourly wage immediately to $9 an hour, which is 19% higher than the prevailing federal minimum wage.

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The Things We Leave Undone While We Sweat The Small Stuff

dagblog.com — In this country millions of children are going hungry. There are as many reasons as there are hungry children, but not a single one of them is the fault of the child. This year's count puts the homeless at nearly 600,000. Many of them are our veterans, come home from wars with wounds that won't heal.

Woody Allen's Progressive Legacy Is Worth Saving

dagblog.com — Allen's work typically is informed by psychology, sociology and philosophy. Broadly speaking, those all are aspects of politics, so while Allen is not an explicitly political filmmaker or writer, his work adds up to a political worldview that should appeal to secular progressives.
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Apr 17, 2015

RT @ahamedweinberg: me: I found a lump. doctor: I am not a doctor. This is a pottery barn and that is a lamp. me: Oh. How long do I have? doctor: We close at 8.

Apr 17, 2015

RT @tomisokay: Did they ever do an origin story where Matt Murdock freaks out about the LSAT?

Apr 16, 2015

@tunkuv @nyu_journalism Thanks for having me. Experts writing for general audiences is a great theme for a class and they have a great prof.

Apr 15, 2015

RT @brianadamsboone: Weird how our parents got milk from a milkman and today we just download milk off the internet.

Apr 15, 2015

RT @tunkuv: “I think Shakespeare got drunk after he finished King Lear. That he had a ball writing it.” —Louis Auchincloss bit.ly/1938HSZ

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