The "sharing economy" makes Silicon Valley rich and takes from the rest of us. We ignore this at our imminent peril http://goo.gl/Rhh41n This is a very scary cautionary tale....
Apple makes and sells some very fine products; no doubt about that. But there is a dark side and in some aspects they are rotten to the core.... In addition to labor issues in their overseas plants and the use of the legal system to harm other companies (Samsung) there are some things even more … Continue reading Apple’s dark side…..
When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized - NYTimes.com. In fact, even as workplace technology and processes steadily improve, many professionals feel less productive than ever. It may seem a paradox, but these very tools are undermining our ability to get work done. They are causing us to become paralyzed by the dizzying number of options that … Continue reading More technology more work….
Is Banking Bad? - NYTimes.com | Good article to bring some balance to the current outcry against banks and capitalism. I tend to lean to the left but “moderation in all things” is not a bad idea to follow…..
The Month of Hungry Ghosts | Article about greed and consumerism dominating the Holidays and nearly drowning out the religious aspects of the season.....
The growing tension between capitalism and democracy - The Washington Post | The future looks bleak if the corporations are not brought to heel..... I found the link on Jim Philips - Google+
BofA CEO Brian Moynihan 'Incensed' People Don't Recognize 'How Much Good' His Employees Do http://goo.gl/NPAeX | Oh what a wretched ass this man is !
The corporation: the pathological ... - Joel Bakan - Google Books | I read this several years ago finding it quite interesting and enlightening. The basic premise is that corporations are psychopaths; having no regard for anyone or anything other than their profits....
I was watching CNN in the office break room this morning; they were talking about how numerous large corporations are sitting on large amounts of cash. They refuse to invest it in new ventures or expansion which would benefit the employment outlook and the economy as a whole. No, they just sit on it ! … Continue reading I was watching CNN in the office break r …
rc3.org - Why the Internet hasn’t grown the economy.
Found this book whilst prowling the web; looks interesting Rediscovering values - on Wall Street, Main Street, and your street : a moral compass for the new economy - Google eBookstore
Take this APR and Shove It | Mother Jones | I love it !
The Perfect Storm That Threatens American Democracy | | AlterNet.
In my pondering I have come to the conclusion that the business model for the credit card industry is based on fraud and deception (not to mention good old fashioned greed) and that whatever reforms President Obama has implemented are not nearly enough ! These predators are like a malignant cyst in need of radical … Continue reading in my pondering I have come to the conclu …
The Ten Commandments of Theo-Cap - Brian McLaren
New rules, new traps for credit cards - Feb. 17, 2010 - Much to lenient on the banks ! My long term goal is to get rid of the credit cards !
My Gateway netbook that I bought at Best Buy stopped working a couple weeks ago. I bought it at Best Buy in July along with a service plan from Geek Squad. When it stopped working I turned it in to Geek Squad for repair. The geeks told me that it has a defective hard drive … Continue reading My Gateway netbook that I bought at B…
I was out shopping today; bought some shorts, polos, and a jacket. I got a lot of walking around in and now I'm right tired. I guess I did my part to help the economy or at least the American retail workers and the Chinese sweatshop workers. It would be good if we started to … Continue reading sunday evening….
Is Multitasking Wasting Our Time? | WHAKATE It’s hard to resist the temptation when technology gives us the ability to multitask in increasingly appealing applications, but focusing on one thing at a time and limiting the amount of communication distractions might be best for raising our effectiveness at home and at our workplace. I know … Continue reading multitasking….