r>g
Thomas Piketty, Capital In The 21st Century.

ie the return on capital (r) over time  has been consistently greater than the rate of growth of capitalist economies (g), so the wealthy gain a disproportionately higher share of economic output, in turn resulting in a continuing concentration of wealth and inequality. 

(via zenmarxist)

https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience/photos/a.456449604376056.98921.367116489976035/880250591995953/?type=1&theater

Apparently the original post developed a life of its own (http://www.buzzfeed.com/…/no-internet-steven-spielberg…) - including this one (second pic):  ”Folks, we need your help identifying the vicious shark-killer shown posing with his illegal prey. Sharks are essential to the ecosystem and their waters are protected off the coast of California. If you have any knowledge of this fiend’s identity or whereabouts, please contact authorities immediately.”

Unintended consequences

FB tells me a friend commented on an article claiming that “Amanda Knox is planning to accuse Raffaele of murder anytime”.

So I read the article.

Then I scroll through 77 comments.

To find his words “The article is a work of fiction. There is no point discussing it.”

An FB law of unintended consequences I guess.

I find that question pretty offensive, when people start speculating about my death, so fuck you to those people. — George RR Martin, author of ‘Game of Thrones’, when asked if he would live long enough to finish book 6 in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. (Evening  Standard, 11th Jul ‘14)
zenmarxist:

Something to share…
It appears that Stan O’Neil wants to be forgotten. Or at least a BBC blog article about his failures as chairman of Merrill Lynch. Using EU rules on search engines.
Robert Peston’s article about his earlier article:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28130581
The article Google has almost forgotten:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/thereporters/robertpeston/2007/10/merrills_mess.html

zenmarxist:

Something to share…

It appears that Stan O’Neil wants to be forgotten. Or at least a BBC blog article about his failures as chairman of Merrill Lynch. Using EU rules on search engines.

Robert Peston’s article about his earlier article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28130581

The article Google has almost forgotten:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/thereporters/robertpeston/2007/10/merrills_mess.html

The right will never disappoint with the naffness of their taste as they clumsily dad-dance over the greatest hits.

'Are rightwing people more uncultured?' Suzanne Moore, The Guardian, 2 Jul ’14, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/02/tory-fundraising-party-rightwing-uncultured-cool-britannia-2-cilla

Richard Jolley, http://rgjcartoonist.co.uk.
Meanwhile some good ones at the National Portrait Gallery’s 2014 Portrait Awards (http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/bp-portrait-award-2014.php).
Some good ones:

Man with a Plaid Blanket by Thomas Ganter
   
Princess Julia in Meadham Kirchhoff by Ben Ashton 

Daylight Bulb by William Klose

Copycat by Edward Sutcliffe and Li Wu Da 

Andrea and Myrtle by Simon Davis

Portrait in Blue and Gold by Clara Drummond

Richard Jolley, http://rgjcartoonist.co.uk.

Meanwhile some good ones at the National Portrait Gallery’s 2014 Portrait Awards (http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/bp-portrait-award-2014.php).

Some good ones:

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Man with a Plaid Blanket by Thomas Ganter

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Princess Julia in Meadham Kirchhoff by Ben Ashton 

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Daylight Bulb by William Klose

BP 2014 digital print: Copycat by Edward Sutcliffe and Li Wu Da (0827)

Copycat by Edward Sutcliffe and Li Wu Da 

BP 2014 digital print: Andrea and Myrtle by Simon Davis (0479)

Andrea and Myrtle by Simon Davis

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Portrait in Blue and Gold by Clara Drummond

 ’Politicians discussing global warming’, a sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin.

 ’Politicians discussing global warming’, a sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin.

Which part of it doesn’t he get?

Paul Weller, when David Cameron said ‘Eton Rifles’ was his favourite song, quoted on ‘Weller at the BBC’

Paul now sends his child to a private school (but hey, “what chance have you got against a tie and a crest?”)

How to get rid of unwanted stains.
Keep staring at the middle of this and after about 30 seconds the colours will disappear. [https://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE?fref=photo]
A nice reminder that “The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before.” ‘The eye doctors’,  [https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork?fref=photo]

How to get rid of unwanted stains.

Keep staring at the middle of this and after about 30 seconds the colours will disappear. [https://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE?fref=photo]

A nice reminder that “The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before.” ‘The eye doctors’,  [https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork?fref=photo]