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Jul
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terriblerealestateagentphotos:

This is what happens when you give a monkey his own room and let him decorate.
Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

This is what happens when you give a monkey his own room and let him decorate.

Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

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theeconomist:

Daily chart: Red tape tangle
Our interactive chart tells you which US states are best and worst for small businesses

And yet California is the land of startups…

theeconomist:

Daily chart: Red tape tangle

Our interactive chart tells you which US states are best and worst for small businesses

And yet California is the land of startups…

Jul
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So there are a whole set of areas where Africa’s contribution to the world of ideas and praxis can be highlighted for the benefit for the world with implications for all sorts of things: theories of exchange, theories of democracy, theories of human rights, and the rights of other species, including natural species, in this age of ecological crisis. It is work that has not been done, but it is time that we are doing it.
Jul
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A head full of fears has no space for dreams
— unknown (via gregmelander)
Jun
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“With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches, which in their eye is never so complete as when they appear to possess those decisive marks of opulence which nobody can possess but themselves.”

(Adam Smith writes in The Wealth of Nations, 1776)

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/the-way-we-were-the-super-rich/#.U66AjqYazCR

To my wealthy friends: don’t be a member of this “greater part”. Invest in the world you live in - and that doesn’t mean buying treasury bonds and gold, it doesn’t mean worry about “capital preservation” (esp. beyond capital required to live comfortably without ostentation.) Invest in building things: create jobs, create opportunities for others. Funny thing is, if you do this you will almost certainly end up wealthier in the end: certainly in terms of life, and quite possibly in terms of your bank accounts as well.

#justsayin #beresponsible

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If I were teaching contemporary France to students anywhere in the English-speaking world, Hussey’s book would be top of my reading list.
Jun
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Been saying this for 10+ years - maybe NOW financial executives might wake up?? No, we will not “always need a trusted [face-to-face contact/branch/etc.] - your business model if it relies on this being true is well and truly screwed.

@blueleaf
@betterment
@etoro
@ficoba
etc

…will happily take all your customers while you polish the mahogany in your board rooms…

(Source: youtube.com)

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But let’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the future. Seeing where things are headed is the essence of entrepreneurship. And what do I see in our future now? I see pitchforks.

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats - Nick Hanauer - POLITICO Magazine

Another reason why it’s so important to work on fixing / re-inventing the financial system…