Category Archives: Politics

Commercialization, Art, and Innovation (from my Twitter feed)

. . .INCEPTION. . . Inspired by: @dirtytea: reddit crashed this great Ubisoft Game review, here’s a grab. Spot on: http://t.co/Rm5VlDXceb @dirtytea: cont… http://t.co/Ph5Yn7yQ4p & http://t.co/jorsHYEnln “Ubisoft game” article underscores a fine question about criticism. When a publisher keeps making the same game while leaving old problems unaddressed, at what point do we stop tolerating […]

Idea: Deprivatization of Vital Industries

After reading this–http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/16/oligarchy-politicsus.html–I had a thought. What if companies that made over a certain percentage of gross income of the industry at large were automatically absorbed into and regulated by the national government as an infrastructurally-vital industry? Structurally, it would be similar to a legal monopoly, like that of the utilities companies: the government buys out […]

Teen Films 2014: Rebels Without A Cause (a.k.a. Future Nazis of the Western World)

I started this wanting to experiment with writing in a philosopher-style voice; as a result, here’s ~1,250 words of self-important navel-gazing. Sorry. -Management I recently tweeted a commonality I had noticed between several of the teen-focused films releasing next year, and I wanted to elaborate on my thoughts a little. First, a quick look at the […]

My Bloody eBook Reader (or America, The Third World Country)

eBook Readers This week, I was thinking of getting an eBook reader. A long while back, I heard/read that the only way it becomes cost effective to buy one is if you read a ton (a book a week plus newspapers, etc.). In my case, I want it for keeping well-read in various digital short […]