Fuckin made my night.
You can see this trend today in America. When we had heavily regulated and taxed capitalism in the post-war era, the largest employer in America was General Motors, and they paid working people what would be, in today’s dollars, about $50 an hour with benefits. Reagan began deregulating and cutting taxes on capitalism in 1981, and today, with more classical “raw capitalism,” what we call “Reaganomics,” or “supply side economics,” our nation’s largest employer is WalMart and they pay around $10 an hour.
This is how quickly capitalism reorients itself when the brakes of regulation and taxes are removed - this huge change was done in less than 35 years.
The only ways a working-class “middle class” can come about in a capitalist society are by massive social upheaval - a middle class emerged after the Black Plague in Europe in the 14th century - or by heavily taxing the rich.
#I loved this SO MUCH #like this is the same steve who got in fights with dudes twice his size because they were talking in the movie theater #you know? #like there’s so much to steve #he’s great at tactics and planning #and he cares SO MUCH about so much #but also? he’s really fighty and MAD #you know?? #like he does not back down from ANYTHING #and it’s equal parts bravery and fuck you #love him (via)
Jessica Williams talks to John Tamny, columnist for Forbes
P.S. He’s an asshole
If you haven’t seen the whole segment, find a way to watch it. It’s truly worth it for how much Jessica Williams exposes his ignorance and privilege in three minutes.
Can I just say that one of my very favorite parts of Winter Soldier was Nick Fury cocking an eyebrow at the police officers side-eyeing his expensive vehicle and sneering, “You wanna see my lease?”
Because the idea of Nick Motherfucking Fury having to deal with shit as disgusting and petty as racial profiling is sort of painfully realistic and heartbreaking. He’s hugely, massively powerful, and he’s sitting in his bulletproof car pondering decisions of worldwide import, but also he gets pulled over sometimes and asked for his registration because the police assume he stole it.
Ack. I was just so pleased that they included that line.
TIL there is a clock being built inside of a mountain that is designed to tick for 10,000 years, and play a unique melody that never repeats itself.
Standing out in the Parade (by mikelpeg)
Ah, my prince……
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were handed leaflets ordering them to register with the new self-proclaimed pro-Russian leadership, according to an Israel-based organization that monitors
A bit excessive? Or are we repeating history?
apparently it was three men wearing balaclavas handing out the leaflets
The Russian government person whose signature were on the leaflets denies involvement.
regardless? this is horrifying and fuck whoever was behind this.