Originally Posted By lostinscarlett

Scarlett Johansson in WSJ Magazine April 2014 photographed by Alasdair McLellan.

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Originally Posted By laliberty

An economy can only grow if people save more and consume less. Without savings, there are no viable investments.

I’ll give you a simple example. Imagine Robinson Crusoe and Friday on their desert island. If Robinson catches fish and consumes some of them, but not all, he can lend those to Friday who can eat them for a few days, and invest his time in the construction of a fishing net of his own. With this net he can catch so many fish that he can feed himself and to give Robinson the borrowed fish back. Both are doing even better than before. But what happens if Robinson does not save, but eats all the fish himself and gives Friday only a certificate that can be exchanged for this fish? If Friday wants to go to Robinson to redeem the certificate, he finds that no fish is there. Friday must therefore quickly obtain food himself and has no time to finish the net. It remains an abandoned project. The standard of living of Friday and Robinson drops.

A similar thing is happening in our modern economies. The credit creation out of nothing pushes interest rates artificially down and triggers investments, for which no corresponding savings exist to cover. Given the low interest rates hardly anything is saved, and we consume all the more. Just as Robinson’s fish are not saved, but eaten by him. The increased consumption withdraws resources from investments, projects cannot be completed, the banks cut the loans, the projects are liquidated, the economy plunges into crisis.

Originally Posted By laliberty

We are confronted with the belief among some that bigger nations can bully smaller ones to get their way — that recycled maxim that might somehow makes right.

Barack Obama, non-ironically

Just… wow.

I am consistently amazed by the mind-blowing hubris of this man. As I once described him: he’s the peace president who loves war, the transparency candidate who’s denied more FOIA requests than anyone, the whistle-blower supporter who’s locked away Bradley Manning and hunts Edward Snowden, the social redistributionist who protects corporate interests, the champion of minority causes who deported more immigrants in his first three years than Bush in eight, the proud one-time marijuana smoker and cocaine user who keeps throwing peaceful drug users behind bars, the constitutional scholar who signed the NDAA, Patriot Act, ACTA, and the death warrants of Americans “tried” without due process… how can anyone still not see that he - doubling down on the impulses of essentially all politicians - will say and do whatever it takes for greater power and control.

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Kindergarten teacher: My job is now about tests and data — not children. I quit.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/03/23/kindergarten-teacher-my-job-is-now-about-tests-and-data-not-children-i-quit/

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Baby Blue (by Milagros Plaza)

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dailyanarchist:

After seeing this I have a strong urge to become a graffiti artisthttp://dailyanarchist.tumblr.com/

dailyanarchist:

After seeing this I have a strong urge to become a graffiti artist
http://dailyanarchist.tumblr.com/

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Originally Posted By cinyma

Character portraits for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, 2012.

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Originally Posted By brainarchy

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.

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Originally Posted By lookbookdotnu

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Varsity Jacket (by My Showroom Priscila)

Originally Posted By ronpaulproblems

I will close Guantanamo Bay.

Barack Obama (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

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Originally Posted By are-we-dreaming

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Punch Drunk Love (2002)

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Went for a meal with my family tonight and apparently my grandma used to dress me in a blue jumper with a white shirt popping out when I was about 3 years old. Thanks for instilling a tremendous fashion sense, Kathleen!

Went for a meal with my family tonight and apparently my grandma used to dress me in a blue jumper with a white shirt popping out when I was about 3 years old. Thanks for instilling a tremendous fashion sense, Kathleen!

Originally Posted By lookbookdotnu

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Oh so SoHo.. (by Marcel Floruss)

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