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Gwynne Dyer: Ebola and the economics of infection | Vancouver's News

Summary: boner pills and baldness remedies are more profitable than a cure for the deadly Ebola virus. Which is why we don’t have a cure for the deadly Ebola virus.

"As you can see, wages have fallen for 60 percent of men." 
So much for that “rising tide lifts all boats” bullshit.

"As you can see, wages have fallen for 60 percent of men."

So much for that “rising tide lifts all boats” bullshit.

we live in the age of the angry billionaire, furious if anyone should suggest that his wealth doesn’t entitle him to acclamation as well as luxury.

- Inequality and Indignity - NYTimes.com

Sep 9

Left with nothing | The Washington Post

Wow, some rich parasites can take your $197,000 house because you owe $134 on property taxes, then keep it all?

USA has officially become a shithole.

 (via Compensation, Too - NYTimes.com)
In other words, Gordon Gekko has been screwing the rest of us since 1980.

(via Compensation, Too - NYTimes.com)

In other words, Gordon Gekko has been screwing the rest of us since 1980.

Mar 6

6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying | Cracked.com

You tell ‘em, Cracked!

Rich, educated people more likely to lie, cheat - Technology & Science - CBC News

"A new study gives new meaning to the word "classy" — it turns out wealthier, better educated, more successful people have a greater tendency to lie, cheat and cut off pedestrians while driving, compared with their poorer neighbours."

One experiment showed that the rich would actually take candy from children! WTF?

At one major investment bank for which I worked, we used psychometric testing to recruit social psychopaths because their characteristics exactly suited them to senior corporate finance roles.

- Brian Basham: Beware corporate psychopaths – they are still occupying positions of power - Business Comment - Business - The Independent

(via Pyramid of Capitalist System : Lawyers, Guns & Money)
While it seems a little “over the top,” it also seems eerily accurate.

(via Pyramid of Capitalist System : Lawyers, Guns & Money)

While it seems a little “over the top,” it also seems eerily accurate.