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“Walmart is taking down displays of violent video games in its stores in the wake of recent shootings. But the company plans to still sell the controversial video games -- and guns. The change in policy does not apply to the sale or display of actual firearms. As the nation's largest retailer, Walmart is also one of the largest sellers of guns and ammunition in the world. ...Read More
For selfish reasons, I couldn’t get the cognitive dissonance of that scene out of my mind. It was the summer of 2015, shortly after my 51st birthday. I was not world-famous like the man on the plane, but my professional life was going very well. I was the president of But I had started to wonder: Can I really keep this going? I work like a maniac. But even if I stayed at it 12 hours a day, seven days a week, at some point my career would slow and stop. And when it did, what then? ...Read More
“Artnet said “two principals involved in the transaction” had told its reporter that “the work was whisked away in the middle of the night on MBS’s plane and relocated to his yacht, the Serene”.” #art #culture #royalty #markets
"This market-driven 'sustainable' vision of economic activity, ecological-conscious diets and 'hipness' within modern capitalism reinforce inequality and still hurt the environment."
"Nine years ago, Adam Neumann discovered he could make office spaces fun and charge extra for the “community.” How did he build WeWork into a $47 billion company? Not by sharing."
Cancer is still around in large amount due to the success of the Chemical industry and their lobby. #Teflon
"Aggregation theory, network topology, and the impending limits of aesthetic novelty."
"A decade on from a worldwide financial meltdown, economics teaching is still stuck in the past, warns Maeve Cohen."