“I’m utterly committed to the idea that capitalism has to be the way we generate mass wealth in the coming century. That argument’s over. But the idea that it’s not going to be married to a social compact, that how you distribute the benefits of capitalism isn’t going to include everyone in the society to a reasonable extent, that’s astonishing to me”
– David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’
“In this episode entitled “General Ludd” (named after the anti-technology Luddites) Occupy-style demonstrators speak of crashing the U.S. capitalist economy and punishing the “oligarchs” who have destroyed the middle class. They wear masks and when General Ludd broadcasts his warnings, he uses a distorted voice similar to the one used by Anonymous. When Red catches up to General Ludd played by Justin Kirk (“Weeds”) - who sports peroxided blonde hair (is he supposed to remind the viewer of Julian Assange?) - he tells Ludd, “I like money. I like the lifestyle it affords me. I like the things that happen when you give it away.”
Ah, so the master criminal turned good guy loves capitalism, money and the pleasures money can buy, but lest you think he’s just a money-grubbing jerk, he’s also a Robin Hood. How heartwarming and how convenient.”
“There are a very few lunatic entrepreneurs who will understand that culture and design are not about fatter wallets, but about creating a future.”
– Tibor kalman http://www.changethethought.com/an-essay-by-tibor-kalman/
"Reasons My Baby Gorilla Is Crying: The stethoscope is too cold."
Submitted By: Monique M.
Location: California, United States
“For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others”
– Timothy Leary
“Today, ask kids if they’d rather have a smartphone or a car if they had to pick and 100% would say smartphones. Because smartphones represent freedom.”
– Marca via fredwilson cc brucespringsteen