One of my favourite stories ever

As told by Douglas Adams a few years ago. I laugh every time I read this, and today I shared it with my wife for the first time and so felt compelled to share it with you, too.

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Why low taxes “benefit” the rich

Living in the US I hear a lot of heated rhetoric about taxes. While I’m not an economist, I do want to weigh in on what I see as a glaring logical flaw in how low taxes are supposed to benefit the little guy.

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The New Citigroup

As part of its ongoing PR-ification of the financial crisis, Citigroup has posted the hilariously tautological “A Safer Approach to Risk“. Here’s a quote from the article: For our society to function efficiently, capital needs to flow. But the attendant risk must be better managed. That’s why we’ve strengthened our commitment to responsible finance. And… Continue reading The New Citigroup

Ode to an Exit Row

I just authored this on a plane, while sitting in an exit row, in honour of Exit Rows everywhere.

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Camping, 21st Century Style

Hey honey, let’s hit the great outdoors this weekend, huh? How about it? Imagine! The dirt under your feet, the wind whistling through the trees, and an iPhone suspended 10 inches from your face.

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My Favourite Moment of the Year So Far

My 73-year-old Mum tearfully but forcefully asking Douglas Rushkoff whether Second Life might be a stupid distraction from our real lives. This was during his Digital Nation round-table. Mum is awesome. Here she is hugging a copyright-violating bear.

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