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The Story of Stuff + Compulsive Consumerism Backlash

those aren’t my words, but i understand the feeling. as i discover yet another crack on my $1000+ Macbook’s keyboard, i find my buddy’s post all at once intriguing, amusing and revealing. there goes my connection for the next-gen iPhone, though!

you may also find the story of stuff to be a wildly compelling and guilt-inducing educational experience. thanks, jay, for turning me on to it.

May 10.2008 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

I Just Wanna Know How Much It’s Gonna Cost Me

US Military Top Dogs Discuss Rogue Spy Satellite Issue

i can hear it now: “will you be paying for that with visa, amex, discovery, mastercard, debit or body parts, mr. president?”. as we prepare for looming storms of the nation- natural disasters, economic downturns and roger clemens’ testimony that he has not used steroids, one would think arlen specter, the notorious us republican senator from pennsylvania would be more concerned about our nation’s latest security drama akin to “story of stuff” controversy than why nfl commissioner roger goodell destroyed new england patriots’ spygate tapes. senator specter, how do inappropriate actions in the nfl influence national policy? i bet i just gave steven b. levitt and stephen j. dubner a new chapter idea to follow up their book, freakonomics. here’s an idea: tell me exactly how much it’s going to cost my fellow americans and i to shoot down the lurking “toxic” satellite and exactly how much more it will cost to foot the bill when we have to deal with worldwide public health law suits.

February 14.2008 at 7:55 pm Leave a comment

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