On the purpose of neoliberal welfare
I’ve been fairly harsh on the UK and the US because I like focusing on what neoliberal economics does to a country. The UK under Thatcher and the US under Reagan have brought about wonderful case studies in the harsh results of late-stage-capitalism, if you know where to look and you’re wearing the right pair … Continue reading Everything You Didn’t Care to Know about Australian Politics
[Transcript follows] When people angrily shout about the finance industry; “It’s not real! They’re just moving numbers around on paper!” Probably the best example that comes to mind is the derivatives market. Warren Buffet famously called them “a financial weapon of mass destruction”, and a bunch of angry autistic men in suits use them to … Continue reading Breaking the Bankers Part 2: LIBOR
John Huston directed a movie in 1946 that was so subversive, so radical, that it was suppressed by the US army until 1981 Stranger still, it was a movie they had commissioned him to make for them.
Ben Pearce is a fantastic editor, and I approached him to see if he'd like to write an article about developing your editing skillset. This is that article.
By most every metric you really care to mention, the goddamn Batman is a goddamn Mary Sue. He checks all the boxes, every time, up and down and backwards and forwards. So how is he still fantastic?