July 20th, 2015

book

Assisted suicide

You don't have to be as old as I am to remember when the bookstore chains were the Great Satan. Then Amazon came along to give us a new appreciation of them. Here is Sarah A. Hoyt, explaining that Borders killed itself and Amazon merely helped.

Content note: This being a Sarah A. Hoyt post, it contains a bit of Commie Menace Boogie Boogie. I believe she is a PTSD anticommunist, so traumatized by what Marxism did to her beloved Portugal that she sees it everywhere and thinks it's even worse than it is.

Thanx to File 770
monopoly

Also, water is wet

The IMF says giving money to the rich actually hurts the economy; giving money to the poorest helps the most. As I may have said here before, "trickle down" is the wrong scatological metaphor. The right one is "Money is like manure: If you spread it around, it makes things grow. If you pile it up in one place, it just stinks."

Thanx to andrewducker