Tag Archives: capitalism

I work for capitalists. Also: fuck fracking

Note: This post is a little more screaming left-wing than my usual but I was pushed further down the spectrum by this event and its followup. During a companywide conference (we make AI software), our CMO highlighted the guy who … Continue reading

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One minute?

Your exact reaction to this story may vary along the horror–>disgust–>fury spectrum depending on how close you are to the news industry. But if you’re a worker, anywhere, you have to agree: This lede is *chilling*. The meeting lasted less … Continue reading

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Less on-the-job training, more like on-your-shoulders

The Chronicle of Higher Education, obviously not an impartial source, released a very interesting op-ed recently: In short, that more companies are expecting colleges and universities to graduate job-ready workers with certain career skills. Students (and probably more keenly, parents) … Continue reading

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Treating erotic dancers like carnival games is apparently normal in Alberta

It’s a looney game all right. Apparently in Alberta, Canada, local laws separate nude dancers from patrons by 1 meter. As a workaround, patrons toss 1- and 2-dollar coins at the dancers. Sometimes, these tosses are far from gentle. In … Continue reading

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Real estate value is relative

I am never moving. Yes, I’ve said this before and probably will say it again (hopefully not for a long, long time) … but that doesn’t change the sheer-terror-based sincerity of this statement today. Right now and for the next … Continue reading

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Not all ageism battles are equal, especially in Hollywood

We all saw this, right? Maggie Gyllenhaal was told she was “too old” to be a romantic interest for some unidentified 55 year old Hollywood he-man with the ego of an infant. (OR some executive who thinks everyone has his … Continue reading

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Unmistakable, inexcusable erasure (and I don’t mean the awesome gay electronica duo that practically soundtracked my college years)

OK, some of my friends are big comic (and related media) fans. And I know none of you are idiot sexists. But maybe some of you may think that feminists are oversensitive to issues such as gendering toys and the … Continue reading

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