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Capital I and Lower Case N (No Logo's)

Two haunting and Magical little songs from Sesame Street. Steve Zuckerman is so cool! 'Capital I' was the second thing I looked up on ...

Investors and CEO Pay: The Fix Is Still In

In this election season, reining in Wall Street is clearly a burning issue for many voters. The passion for Wall Street reform is closely wrapped up with working class anger and anxiety driven by wage stagnation and economic insecurity, all within a climate of accelerating wealth and income inequality. When it turns out that median wages and household incomes are still lagging behind pre-recession levels while the bailed-out banks have flourished and virtually all of the income gains generated by our economy in recent years have accrued to the top 1 percent, led by financial elites, you have a crystal clear case for the argument that our economy is “rigged.” Millions of Americans rightly have the feeling that our economy has become something close to a zero-sum game set up by the rich for their own benefit alone, using rules of their own making. 

The solution that speaks loudest to today’s popular anger is to “break up the banks.” In fact, much of the current debate on financial reform, on and off the campaign trail, continues to focus on the “too big to fail” problems, namely, the regulatory problems around reducing systemic risk, in order to prevent future crashes and bailouts. While breaking up the big banks may be necessary, at some point, for ending “too big to fail” (it might also be a good idea for other important reasons, like reducing the big banks’ political power), such an approach would probably do very little to remedy how Wall Street is rigging the wider economy, and it is no panacea for the problem of accelerating inequality. Yet, if breaking up the banks is not the answer for inequality, this doesn’t mean that financial system reform, targeted in other ways, is not absolutely critical from the standpoint of equity. Reining in Wall Street in other ways may in fact be the single most effective answer for reducing inequality. But, in order to get there, we need a different starting place in our analysis, focusing on how Wall Street has come to control, or distort, large parts of the non-financial “real” economy of production, wages, and employment, a problem that Demos and others term financialization . Rana Foroohar’s analysis in her essential new book Makers and Takers maps out the substantial scope of financialization, finding that as much as 85 percent of the dollars in our economy are tied up with finance in one way or another; Wall Street takes about 25 percent of corporate profits while creating only 4 percent of American jobs, for example.

Five great Art Deco buildings in DC

Art Deco developed in a more conservative manner in DC than other places, with architects compromising between radical modernists and traditional classicists.

In vogue when DC was expanding to accommodate federal workers in the 1930s, Art Deco used geometric shapes and bold colors, as well as machine and ancient motifs-- in particular, it drew inspiration for its more abstract details from non-western influences, especially Egyptian and Mesoamerican ones. Plastic, glass, and concrete were used in novel ways.

Federal buildings mixed Art Deco with classical design to make "Greco Deco." Commercial buildings were the most enthusiastic with Art Deco designs, though the city failed to preserve most of them. Garden apartments showed Art Deco origins on entrances and rooflines. Vertical lines along buildings give the impression of height. Pyramid-like ziggurats break rooflines. Floral and transportation motifs were popular, and the "streamline" style used minimalist lines for exaggeration.

Conservatives, why don't you attack these companies that support gay marriage instead of the media.?

You guys always say the "liberal media" is promoting the "gay agenda". And you attack them for it.
There are some great American companies who support me as a gay person, among them, Microsoft and Google.